NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeks a third term and Republicans and Democrats battle over the makeup of the state's congressional delegation as the caustic election midterm election campaign reaches its climax.

Voters across the state will decide Tuesday on candidates for governor, senator, attorney general, state legislature and 27 seats in the U.S. House.

New York has more than 12 million registered voters. Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 2 to 1.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Unlike many other states where millions of votes have already been cast, New York doesn't have early voting, though many have mailed in absentee ballots.

Some of the most watched races this year involve incumbent Republican members of congress fighting an unusual number of Democratic challengers.