New York Primary Preview

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Apr 18, 2016 8:20 AM
New York Primary Preview

The Empire State heads to the polls on Tuesday, and here's what to expect.

Who can vote?

Both Republicans and Democrats will be voting in their respective primaries, but there's a catch. The primaries are both closed primaries, and are only open to registered members of a political party. As New York's deadline to switch parties was last October, many people, including Donald Trump's children, aren't eligible to vote on Tuesday. Trump has benefited in the past from widespread party-switching, something that can't happen for him in New York. The deadline for new voter registration was March 25.

What time are the polls open?

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in New York City, as well as in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Erie, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange Counties. In the rest of the state, polls are open from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Where do I go to vote?

Click here to find a polling location.

What are the polls looking like?

Both Trump and Hillary Clinton have pretty sizable leads going into Election Day. Bernie Sanders is banking on a high turnout leading to a repeat of the epic upset in Michigan, but Clinton's lead is pretty high. On the Republican side, Trump may finally pass 50 percent in the final tally.

How many delegates are at stake and how are they allocated?

There are 95 Republican delegates, who are awarded via wins in a congressional district. There are 291 Democratic delegates, including 44 superdelegates. Of the remaining 247 delegates, 84 are awarded proportionally, and 163 are awarded at the congressional district level.