New Yorkers are getting ready to select their first new mayor in 12 years.
Election Day is the beginning of the city's farewell to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who helped define the city since 2001. Voters now have a choice between two different visions for the future.
Republican Joe Lhota, a former aide to Rudy Giuliani, largely wants to continue the policies of Bloomberg and his former boss. Democrat Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, wants a break from the Bloomberg years and is calling for improved community-police relations and a tax increase on the rich.
A lopsided race for New Jersey governor will be decided today when voters choose between Republican Governor Chris Christie and challenger Barbara Buono, a Democratic state senator.
Polls showed Christie leading by more than 20 points heading into Election Day. The governor could resign before a second term ends to run for president. The 51-year-old refused to rule out that possibility during a debate.
Buono says Christie already has one foot out the door. But the former Senate budget chairwoman has struggled to raise money and get a message out.