Check back here for The Queens Courier’s Primary Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results.
The District 11 race has been called: Incumbent state Sen. Tony Avella defeats John Liu.
Leroy Comrie has been declared the winner in the State Senate District 14 race, defeating incumbent Malcolm Smith at 70.9% with 81.7% of the precincts reporting.
Incumbent Toby Stavisky wins her race in State Senate District 16.
Incumbents state Sen. James Sanders and Assemblywoman Margaret Markey have been declared winners in their races.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been declared the winner in the Democratic primary, Kathy Hochul in the lieutenant governor race: AP
Polls are now closed.
Leroy Comrie: “Honored to have Mayor @BilldeBlasio here in the 14th Senate District to help #gotv for our final push!”
5:06 p.m. “Speaking to voters in Briarwood with Assemblyman @DavidWeprin and @ElizCrowleyNYC”: 14th District State Senate candidate Leroy Comrie
3:18 p.m. State Senate candidate John Liu admonishes a Queens resident for wearing a Yankees shirt: “We’ll get you a Mets shirt.”
3:11 p.m. The Queens Courier found this John Liu taxi getting the word out during Primary Day.
3:01 p.m. State Sen. Avella’s crew lays a stake at P.S. 191.
2:37 p.m. 11th District State Senate candidate John Liu talks to a parent at P.S. 191, who told him to do something instead of just making promises.
2:26 p.m. “Happy to do my civic duty this Primary Day. #nycvotes,” Toby Ann Stavisky tweeted.
1:52 p.m. State Sen. Tony Avella talks to a constituent near the voting site at P.S 169. The polling place has recorded 400 votes since 6 a.m.
12:08 p.m. State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, who is up for re-election: “All smiles on Primary Day with @AndrewHevesi @CMKoslowitz”
11:30 a.m. John Liu votes this morning, hoping to defeat incumbent state Sen. Tony Avella. “Running and voting as a proud #truedemocrat, joined by @MelindaKatz on #PrimaryDay”
10:44 a.m. 30th District Assembly candidate Dmytro Fedkowskyj: “So proud of my daughter, Deanna, who is voting for the 1st time today. Let’s vote for change! #PrimaryDay #AD30″
10:22 a.m. State Sen. Tony Avella’s crew passes around fliers in Bayside just off of Bell Boulevard.
10:04 a.m. “Our support has been incredibly positive and when the polls close, we are confident that our campaign will be victorious, ” Tony Avella said in a statement after the incumbent state Senator voted this morning. “Voters understand that this race boils down to which candidate they trust to uphold this office with honor and integrity, and John Liu doesn’t pass the laugh test on either account.”
9:38 a.m. Leroy Comrie casts his vote. “I just voted! Thanks @TishJames for joining me! #gotv”
9:10 a.m. Public Advocate Letitia James joins 14th District State Senate candidate Leroy Comrie in Queens.
11th District State Senate candidate John Liu greets voters at the LIRR Bayside station.
“Greeting morning commuters bright and early with @edbraunstein reminding people to vote.”
Polls are open and will close at 9 p.m. You can find your poll site location at http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com or by calling the voter Phone Bank at 1-866-VOTE-NYC.
Here are the list of Queens candidates in the Democratic primary for state Senate and Assembly, as well as the candidates for governor and lieutenant governor:
State Senator (10th District)
James Sanders Jr. *
State Senator (11th District)
State Senator (14th District)
State Senator (16th District)
Toby Ann Stavisky*
Assembly (30th District)
Incumbent = *