Today is primary election day in New York State.

Polls in Broome and Tioga counties will be open from noon to 9 p.m.

There are a few contests across the Southern Tier, including two that will determine party candidates in Broome County legislature races in November 6 general election.

Debra Preston and Tarik Abdelazim are battling for the Independence Party line for Broome County executive.

Preston has received the party's endorsement and her name appears on today's ballot. Abdelazim hopes to secure the party line through a write-in campaign.

According to the Broome County Board of Elections, two polling place changes are in effect for today's primary.

For registered Independence Party voters in Binghamton who normally vote at the Knights of Columbus on Park Avenue, today's voting will take place at St. John and St. Andrew Church parish at 1264 Vestal Avenue.

For registered Indepdendence Party or Green Party voters in the town of Union who usually vote at the Knights of Columbus on Main Street in Johnson City, voting today will be at the Johnson City Senior Center on Brocton Street.