People will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the primary elections. In Albany, many are closely watching the Democratic candidate race for Albany Mayor. YNN's Megan Cruz has more on the two candidates.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Democrats in Albany head to the polls on Tuesday to determine the Democratic candidate for Albany Mayor. Former City Councilman Corey Ellis and City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan are vying for the spot in November.
The two candidates spend Monday making a last minute push for voters. According to the latest YNN-Siena poll that was released on Sunday, Sheehan leads Ellis, 68 percent to 20 percent. The poll surveyed 504 Democratic voters in Albany, and had a margin of error of 4.4 percent.
The poll also determined economic development and taxes were top concerns for Albany voters. In the only televised debate between the two candidates, Ellis said he would like to build an aquarium in the city. Sheehan wants to redevelop downtown too, but says an aquarium is not the answer.
"As city treasurer I really understand the city's finances, I have a business background, and so I'm really excited about the opportunity to really hit the ground running and start and look at how we can streamline and modernize our city hall," said Sheehan.
Ellis said, "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."
The winner will face Republican Jesse Calhoun, Conservative Party candidate Joseph Sullivan and either William Peltz or Theresa Portelli on the Green Party line. However, given the city's political breakdown, the winner of Tuesday's Democratic race will likely be the next Albany Mayor.
Polls are open until 9 p.m.