Once the Long Island election results begin rolling in after polls close at 9 p.m. on Election Day, Nassau and Suffolk county residents will be watching and waiting to see which way the balance of power swings.
More than 150 seats are on the ballots between both county legislatures, 13 townships, 10 judgeships and the race to fill the open seat for Suffolk County executive.
Democrat Steve Bellone, the Babylon town supervisor, and Republican Angie Carpenter, the county treasurer, are running to fill the seat left by outgoing County Executive Steve Levy.
The leadership of both county legislatures will be decided in a critical year when the party in power will redraw legislative districts, a process undertaken every decade to adjust for the U.S. Census results.
Ten of the 13 town supervisors are up for re-election as well.