Primary Day Is Thursday Sept. 10

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voteWEBPrimary Day is this Thursday, a departure from the usual Tuesday date in September, and it will be a quiet one at the polls as Great Neck registered Democrats have just one choice to make.

Michael Scotto of Port Washington is challenging Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas for the Democratic designation for district attorney on the November ballot. Singas, a Manhasset resident, replaced Kathleen Rice in January when Rice was sworn in after being elected to Congress. Rice succeeded the retiring Carolyn McCarthy.

The Republican Party has already decided on a full slate of candidates to run across Nassau County.

The change from the usual Tuesday was prompted by the fact that two Tuesdays during the month fall during the Jewish High Holy Days.

The polls will be open Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Nassau County Legislator Ellen Birnbaum and North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, all Great Neck residents, have already been designated by county Democrats to run on the November ballot and will be seeking their second terms in office.

It’s not the first time that a change in date has been made. In 2012, Primary Day would have fallen on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and was moved. In 2001 when the attacks occurred, Primary Day was immediately cancelled and rescheduled.

Scotto is a former New York City prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and Singas served as Rice’s Assistant District Attorney. Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray is the Republican nominee who will oppose the winner of the primary.

Bosworth was elected after Jon Kaiman decided not to run for re-election two years ago. This year, the Republicans have nominated Anthony Bulzomi to run against Bosworth. Bulzomi
ran unsuccessfully for town
council two years ago and lives
in Westbury.

Birnbaum was elected two years ago to the seat that Bosworth formerly held in the county legislature. Republican Lisa Benjamin will be Birnbaum’s November opponent.

Kaplan is seeking her second four-year term on the council and is being challenged by Manhasset Republican Mary Kay Barket.

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