Vote in Tuesday's primaries – New York News

Joye Brown


Joye Brown has been a columnist for Newsday since 2006. She joined the newspaper in 1983 and has worked as a reporter, an editor, newsroom administrator and editorial writer.
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It’s primary day. In an off, off election year.

Which means that many of you enrolled in political parties with primaries Tuesday are not going to bother to vote.

That’s not a personal assessment — it’s the opinion of professionals, including Stanley Klein, a Long Island University political science professor, who studies such things.

In Nassau, for example, there’s a Democratic primary between county Legis. Laura Curran of Baldwin and Comptroller George Maragos for county executive.

Could corruption-related indictments of some county and town officials lure a few more voters to the polls — say, something more than the 9 percent Nassau usually sees?

“No,” Klein said in an interview Monday.

What about the roiled national politics? Is that going to . . .

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