New York Elections: September 13, 2018

The closed primary election will be held on Sept. 13, 2018. The general election will be held on Nov 6, 2018.


New York is in the midst of another election season! 

The future of our state and national government is at stake with Governor, State Senate and U.S. Senate races, in addition to Lieutenant Governor, State Assembly, State Comptroller, State District Attorney and House of Representatives elections up for grabs. 

Watch an Elections 2018 roundtable with Fordham University's Dr. Christina Greer, and Politico's Brendan Cheney and Azi Paybarah as they speculate this year's primary results.

What responsibilities do these roles have? 


Governors are chiefly responsible for the creation, execution and enforcement of laws and budgets, in addition to overseeing state military and naval forces. Learn more about Governor responsibilities.

State Senate

At the state level Senators play many roles, including, writing and passing laws, approving presidential appointments, and ratifying treaties with other countries. They represent the state of the people that elected them.

State Assembly

The New York State Assembly is the lower chamber of the New York State Legislature. Alongside the New York State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the New York state government and works alongside the governor of New York to create laws and establish a state budget.

Lieutenant Governor

The Lt. Governor presides over debate in that chamber and oversees the movement of legislation through the chamber. This person works with advocates in the Senate to introduce the legislation for the governor.

State Attorney General

The state attorney general in each of the 50 U.S. states and territories is the chief legal advisor to the state government and the state's chief law enforcement officer.


New York State's Comptroller is our chief fiscal officer who ensures that State and local governments use taxpayer money effectively and efficiently to promote the common good. Learn more about Comptroller responsibilities.

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