There is a special election in the 68th Assembly District of Woodbury and Watertown. The seat was vacated by Republican Eric Berthel--who was recently elected to the state Senate. Democrat Louis Esposito and Republican Joe Polletta, both of Watertown, are running.
There is no Election Day Registration for special elections.
The 70-year old Esposito is a retired postal worker, a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and a former Town Councilman. He wants to advocate for seniors and supports tolls.
The 28-year old Polletta switched to the Republican party two years ago. He is a member of the Town Council and the Blight Task Force, and works for his family's real estate business. Polletta opposes recreational marijuana and a state tax on social security .