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Election Day 2014: U.S. Senate Up for Grabs

Public campaigning gave way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships at stake.

The main prize in a $4 billion campaign was control of the Senate, a contest that sprawled across three dozen states and spawned attack ads beyond counting.

A large number of competitive races combined with the possibility of runoffs in Louisiana and Georgia meant that neither party might be able to claim victory by the day after Election Day.

Local Voting Information

Polls in New York State are open on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voters will elect the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and comptroller and decide two ballot questions.

There are also races for Congress, the State Legislature and local offices.

Voter information is available from the State Board of Elections at vote-ny.com or by calling 1-800-FOR-VOTE (1-800-367-8683); from the New York City Board of Elections at vote.nyc.ny.us or by calling 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692).

Voters who have problems can visit Election Protection at 866ourvote.org or call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683).

To check if you are registered to vote in New York and find out which districts you live in, visit voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us. Polling locations can be found at nyc.pollsitelocator.com by typing in your address.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office Election Day hotline – (888) 636-6596 – will be staffed live for voters who want to report suspected election irregularities, voter intimidation or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen’s right to vote.

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