Primary Day In NYC Mayor's Race Arrives Tuesday 9/9/13
NEW YORK - One of the most unpredictable primaries New York City has seen in decades is coming to a close. And for the first time since 1997, voters will not see Michael Bloomberg's name on their mayoral ballot.
Both parties will try to choose their nominee Tuesday. For Democrats, front runner Bill de Blasio (dih-BLAH'-zee-oh), the public advocate, is battling City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, former comptroller Bill Thompson, ex-congressman Anthony Weiner and Comptroller John Liu (loo).
The Republican side is largely a contest between former transit agency chairman Joe Lhota and billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis (kat-sih-mah-TEE'-dihz).
If either party's primary winner fails to get 40 percent of the vote, a runoff will be held Oct. 1.
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.