Here's a quick recap on today's GOP primaries:
Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester) is seeking re-election on the heels of her 19 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the past two years, Lowey has served the 18th district, a swath that come November. If elected, Lowey would then pick up Mt. Kisco and all of Rockland County, and overall see the newly-crafted 17th shift further north.
Republican challengers to Lowey that will face off for the nomination in today's primary are Jim Russell of Hawthorne and Joe Carvin of Port Chester.
The weeks leading up the primary have been heated, with Carvin accusing Russell of being racist and trying to hijack the Republican party. Russell has renounced the accusations and has attacked Carvin's vote for President Barack Obama in 2008.
Click here for more details on the GOP District 17 Representative candidates.
Incumbent U.S. Senator will face off against the GOP pick. Bob Turner, the public servant who grabbed Anthony Wiener's seat and then had it redistricted out from under him, is already running against Gillibrand. Also on the GOP ballot for today's primaries are Wendy Long and George Maragos.
The three candidates will square off for the chance to face U.S. Senator as the Republican candidate in November’s general election.
Please note that some polling places may be different for today's primary: click here to find out where to vote.