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11/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Primary Voting Tip Sheet

After four years of fund-raising and campaigning, candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, distract attorney and City Council will face Democratic primary voters starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Turnout is expected to be dismal, even though in most cases, the primary is tantamount to the general election, since the winner will face no meaningful opposition on Nov. 4. (As if you needed a reminder: Democrats out number Republicans in this city by a five-to-one ratio.)

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