Party members will pick local and state candidates in races all around the north country today.
Polls are open from noon to 9 p.m. In New York, only members of a party may vote in its primary.
The most high-profile race is a contest for New York state Assembly between Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, R-Peru, Karen M. Bisso, and David J. Kimmel. Republican voters in the St. Lawrence County towns of Brasher, Hopkinton, Lawrence and Piercefield will pick their candidate in that race. The winner will face Democrat Timothy R. Carpenter, a Plattsburgh city councilman.
Republicans in Macomb will also pick a Republican candidate for town justice in a race between. John F. Ceresoli and Joan K. Mason
Republicans in Piercefield will also pick a candidate to fill a three-year unexpired highway superintendent term between Timothy Fuller and Patrick G. Hutchins.
And Republicans in Pierrepont will pick a candidate for a one-year unexpired term in a race between Roger Murray, Chad VanBrocklin, Dahl McCormick.
The only race in Jefferson County is a Republican primary for Town Council in Cape Vincent to fill a vacant position. The candidates are Michelle T. Oswald and Edward A. Hludzenski.
In Lewis County, Kevin McArdle and Dan King are vying for third-party Conservative and Independence lines. Mr. McArdle, a Democrat, and Mr. King, a Republican, already have major-party lines for the Nov. 6 race.
In the town of Lyonsdale, Republicans will pick a town supervisor candidate between Marylou Hawk and Bruce Sampson.
They will also pick a candidate for town council between Joan Goodfellow and Kathleen O’Brien.