NYC Polling Place Closing Time: You Better Get There by 9 PM!

While the NYC polling places have a closing time of 9 p.m. EST, New Yorkers have been heading to the polls all day to vote for the next NYC Mayor and Comptroller.

Early polls suggest that on the Democratic side, Bill de Blasio is the front-runner in the race for NYC mayor, with the big question being: will he get over 40% of the vote and avoid of a runoff? For comptroller, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer leads with 50% of the likely Democratic voters swinging his way, polls show. But with Eliot Spitzer at 43%, it's a relatively open race.