New York Primary 2016: Date, Voting Hours & Key Information

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Bernie Sanders is trailing in the New York polls. (Getty)

Both parties have had their eyes on New York for quite some time. Both the GOP and Democratic parties will host a primary in the Empire State on Tuesday, April 19.

Three candidates remain on the Republican side with Donald Trump entering New York as the favorite to win his home state over Ted Cruz and John Kasich. On the Democratic side, it is a head-to-head battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Both candidates have ties to New York. Clinton has served as a New York senator while Sanders was born in Brooklyn.

Here’s a look at the details for both party’s primaries.


New York Democratic Primary 2016

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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are battling for New York on the Democratic side. (Getty)

DATE: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

POLLING HOURS: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern

CANDIDATES IN THE RACE: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

TYPE OF PRIMARY: New York is a closed primary which means to participate in the Democratic primary voters must be a registered Democrat.

DELEGATES AT STAKE: 247 delegates (awarded proportionally to results)

KEY ENDORSEMENTS: Clinton has received endorsements from The New York Times. Filmmaker Spike Lee has endorsed Sanders.

LATEST POLLS: According to RealClear Politics, Clinton leads Sanders by an average of 11 percentage points in the latest polls.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & VOTING INFORMATION: New York residents were required to be registered by March 25 to participate in the upcoming presidential primary. Click here to look up your registration info and polling location. Click here for the New York voting FAQ page.

NEXT UP AFTER NEW YORK: The Democratic party will have five primaries on Tuesday, April 26. Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will be the next nominating events on deck.


New York Republican Primary 2016

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Donald Trump is doing well in the early New York polls. (Getty)

DATE: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

POLLING HOURS: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern

CANDIDATES IN THE RACE: Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Donald Trump

TYPE OF PRIMARY: New York is a closed primary which means to participate in the GOP primary voters must be a registered Republican.

DELEGATES AT STAKE: 95 delegates (proportional with winner-take-all triggers)

KEY ENDORSEMENTS: Trump has received endorsements from Rep. Tom Reed and Rep. Chris Collins. The New York Times endorsed John Kasich.

LATEST POLLS: Trump has a sizable lead in his home state. According to RealClear Politics, Trump has an average lead of 32 percentage points in early polling.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & VOTING INFORMATION: New York residents were required to be registered by March 25 to participate in the upcoming presidential primary. Click here to look up your registration info and polling location. Click here for the New York voting FAQ page.

NEXT UP AFTER NEW YORK: The GOP will have five primaries on Tuesday, April 26. Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will have Republican primaries.


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4 Comments

Lynn Levine

Makes me feel sad about our democracy that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was permitted to stop debates until after the October deadline to choose your party affiliation. Any Independent who really wants to vote for Bernie now that they’ve gotten to know him better, will not be able to do so. In spite of this, I really think Bernie’s going to win. He’s clearly on a roll, and if you look at the polls Hillary is flat-lining above Bernie, but Bernie’s line is moving straight up.

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