ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A primary election season like no other is reaching its conclusion as New Yorkers pick their candidates for Congress, president and other offices.
Tuesday's choice follows campaigns in which candidates largely had to connect with voters online amid a pandemic. About 1.8 million people requested absentee ballots by mid-June and had until Tuesday to mail them.
There will be about 3,000 fewer upstate voting locations than in a normal year.
The results of many primary contests might not be known until July because absentee ballots won't be counted for at least a week.
Major races in the Mohawk Valley include the Republican candidate for Congress in the 19th and 22nd districts, as well as family court judge in Herkimer County.
Claudia Tenney and George Phillips are both vying for the congressional seat in the 22nd district, while Ola Hawatmeh and Kyle Van De Water are facing off in the 19th district.
Republicans Mark Rose and Thad Luke are running for Herkimer County family court judge, to replace Judge John Brennan who is not running for re-election.