Independent Politics of New York
News and opinion about minor parties and independent politics in New York state.
This is the first year ever that every independent in the state was able to vote in a primary.
The Reform Party allowed unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary. Turnout was several thousand statewide.
Preliminary results show Nancy B. Sliwa won the race for NYS Attorney General against two opponents and a strong write-in vote.
But Christopher B. Garvey will still be on the November ballot as the Libertarian candidate.
There were also local races in many places.
In New York City, there were opportunities to write in candidates for state legislature in much of Queens and Staten Island, as well as parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
There was also a two-way race for Surrogate Court Judge throughout Staten Island, won but Anthony Catalano.
To learn about races in other parts of the state, contact your county Board of Elections - many of them have web sites where results are listed.
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Most recent update: September 15, 2018