If you are a registered Republican, your ballot choices on Tuesday will be easy. You can vote for Donald Trump, John Kasich, Ben Carson (even though he has withdrawn from the race), or Ted Cruz.
If you are a registered Democrat, you will be asked to vote not only for a presidential candidate--either Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton--but also for five delegates to the Democratic National Convention from the 19th Congressional District.
The delegates whose names appear on the same line as a candidate's are the delegates who support that candidate. The delegates on Line A support Bernie Sanders; the delegates on Line B support Hillary Clinton. You don't necessarily have to vote for the five delegates who support the candidate you choose. You can vote for delegates on either line, so long as you vote for no more than five.
On the ballot, (F) or (M) appears after each delegate's name, and, yes, that is the indication of their gender. According to New York State Democratic Party rules, the delegation to the National Convention must be made up of an equal number of women and men, hence the gender indicators.
The polls are open on Tuesday from noon until 9 p.m. Voters in the First, Second, and Third wards vote at St. Mary's Academy at Third and Allen streets; voters in the Fourth Ward vote at 401 State Street; voters in the Fifth Ward vote at the Central Fire Station, 77 North Seventh Street.
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