Before lawmakers lose, win or keep their seats come November, candidates within the same party will battle it out at the polls for a chance to be their party's champion.
Primaries are slated for Thursday, Sept. 13, moved from the previous Tuesday as to not overlap with the Sept. 11 anniversary. Note: Patch's guide takes into account redrawn district boundaries.
Check below for a list of local races, and stay with Patch for results as the week progresses. (Certain congressional primary races took place in June; click and for results.)
For Clarkstown Town Justice, and Dan Weisberg will battle for the working famlies nomination. The full list of Rockland primaries are attached to this article as a PDF.
District 96 -- Incumbent Democrat Kenneth Zebrowski has no challengers. The petitions of Matthew Brennan and Matthew Katchmar were ruled invalid.
Distrist 97 -- Incumbent Democrat Ellen Jaffee and will face no opposition from their respective parties.
Republican County Committee Seats -- Republican party committee members in Clarkstown Districts 24, 27 and 47 will battle it out with challengers.
Conservative County Committee Seats -- Conservative party committee members in Clarkstown are facing challengers in Districts 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 25, 31, 34, 37, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 53, 54, 57, 59, 68, 69, 74, 75, 80.
Where to Vote
Editor's note: In an earlier version of this article, it listed regular polling places. The number of polling places for the primaries has been .
Those that usually go to Nanuet Senior High School, Pascack Community Center, Nanuet Library and Middlewood Senior Citizen Housing to vote will now go to Monterey Gardens—for Election Districts: 5, 10, 12, 18, 33, 35, 41, 44, 47, 62, 66, 75, 79, 80, 81
The complete list of Rockland polling places is attached to this Patch article.
Other State Senate primaries
District 35 -- Incumbent Democrat Andrea Stewart-Cousins will face no opposition from within her own party.
District 37 -- Democrat George Latimer and Republican Bob Cohen will face no opposition from within their respective parties.
Other State assembly primaries
District 88 -- Incumbent Democrat Amy Paulin will face no opposition from within her own party.
District 89 -- Democrat J. Gary Pretlow will face no opposition from within his own party.
District 90 -- Incumbent Democrat Shelley B. Mayer will face no opposition from within her own party.
District 91 -- Democrat Steve Otis and Republican William J. Villanova will face no opposition from within their respective parties.
District 92 -- Incumbent Democrat Thomas J. Abinati will face no oppositon from within his own party.
District 94 -- Democrat Andrew I. Falk will face no opposition from within his own party. Republicans Dario Gristina and Stephen Katz will battle for their party's nomination.
Correction: an earlier version of this story stated Jaffee was also running on the Independence line. We regret the error.