Arm Yourself With Information Ahead Of Thursdays Rare Election In Ny

09.10.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Members of New York's political parties will head to the polls for a rare Thursday election this week, picking their candidates to square off in November, when the balance of the state Senate will be on the line. The race is normally held on Tuesday, but it was moved in observance of the 9-11 terror attacks. There are 18 Democratic or Republican primary races this year in the Senate, and 40 major interparty primaries in the Assembly, according to the state Board of Elections. All 213 legislative seats are up for grabs this year. Republicans hold a 33 to 29 seat advantage in the Senate.

If you want to read more on races in upstate New York, go here for a good wrap up.