We are just hours away from the polls opening and one of the biggest races in our area is the Democratic primary for Albany mayor. With time ticking, our Innae Park caught up with both candidates making their last minute pushes.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- We're counting down to when a sole Democratic candidate will be on the ballot for Albany mayor. With the political breakdown of the city, either Corey Ellis or Kathy Sheehan will likely hold the seat in City Hall.
“It's going to be a real change for our city,” said the City Treasurer.
A break in tradition that she’s heard many residents say they’re looking forward to.
Sheehan added, “They're excited about the change. They talk about how this is going to be the first time in 20 years that we'll have a new mayor and they're looking forward to something different.”
As they continue to campaign, here's why each says you should cast a ballot in their favor.
Ellis promised, “What I'm going to do as mayor is make sure this city comes together as a whole, where every neighborhood feels the growth, every neighborhood feels the success of this city.”
Sheehan said, “As City Treasurer, I really understand the city's finances, I have a business background.”
One thing they do agree on: Your role.
“We want voters to come out. People need to feel like as though they are part of the process and it's so important that they get out and vote,” said Sheehan.
Ellis said, “It is critical for people to understand the importance of their vote. What it does mean for their neighborhood and their community.”
Polls are open from 12 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
To find out where your polling place is, visit access.albanycounty.com/voterinfo.