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For those involved in politics, this is a very busy year, not just because this is a presidential election year, but also because there is a presidential primary vote April 19.

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Local political aspirants and incumbents are preparing for fall balloting.

Elections commissioners hope to reduce the cost of New York's expensive political process by holding only one primary in June.

The November elections aren't that far off but it's still not clear in many races what names will be on the ballot. That will be decided September 13.

The primary vote will be the third primary this year, each carrying taxpayer costs for staff, ballot printing and space rental. The first was for president, the second for congressional races and, the third is for state offices.