Long Island

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Democrats had hoped to make inroads into the state Senate, but preliminary results show the Republicans gaining one seat to hold a razor thin 32-seat majority.

On L.I., Zeldin Wins Re-Election, Suozzi Replaces Israel

Nov 9, 2016
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First District

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin won a sweeping reelection victory in New York's 1st Congressional District. With all precincts reporting, Zeldin won by more than 50,000 votes.

In his victory speech, Zeldin gave a mostly positive message, touting the traditional Republican platform planks, but he also made concessions to his divided district.

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On this Election Day, polls will open in Connecticut at 6 am and close at 8 pm. In New York polls open at 6 am and close at 9 pm. 

You can locate your polling place in the Voter Information box on the right hand side of the WSHU homepage. Additional voter information is available at the Connecticut Secretary of the State website and the New York Board of Elections website.

Same day registration is available in Connecticut but not in New York.

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The U.S. Department of Justice says there are observers from its Civil Rights Division monitoring polls today in seven jurisdictions in Connecticut and three in New York. DOJ monitors are also in 26 other states.

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On November 8 I’ll be an election inspector at a local firehouse in Springs in East Hampton, NY, where, a fellow inspector reminds me, there’ll always be fire trucks and an ambulance. Not to hype a crisis, but it is possible some people will get frustrated waiting in line, especially hourly workers who can’t take more time off.