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Good morning and happy Election Day from The Point! There are some big races in Nassau and Suffolk, so check your in-boxes later for the latest insights as we all await the results.

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Test your election day knowledge

How well do you know what’s going on in the local elections Tuesday? Email your answers to the questions below to thepoint@newsday.com. First person to send us all answered correctly is our winner.

1. Name one mayor running for another office.

2. Name three State Assembly members running for other offices who, if they lose, will return to their Albany positions.

3. There is a 67-year gap between Long Island’s youngest candidate and its oldest one. Can you name them? (Hint: They’re both from Nassau.)

4. If you hope this election will cure what ails local government, you’re in luck. At least five candidates are doctors. Can you name them? (No nurses, and no, we’re not including Democrat Robert Pena, a Hofstra University medical student running in the Nassau legislature’s 14th District.)

5. Name three Nassau County candidates whose first name is the name of a famous Otto Preminger film.

Michael Dobie

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The answers

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Election Day trivia quiz.

And congrats to Brendan Cunningham, whose entry was the first one in and who came closest to getting all five questions correct.

For the record, here are the questions and answers:

Q: Name one mayor running for another office.

A: Joseph McDermott, mayor of the Village of Brightwaters, is running for the Suffolk County Legislature’s 11th District.

Q: Name three State Assembly members running for other offices who, if they lose Tuesday, will return to their Albany positions.

A: Chad Lupinacci (running for Huntington Town supervisor), Thomas McKevitt (running for the Nassau County Legislature’s 13th District) and Al Graf (running for District Court judge, 5th District).

Q: There is a 67-year gap between Long Island’s youngest candidate and its oldest one. Can you name them? (Hint: They’re both from Nassau.)

A: Lee Seeman, 89, is running for re-election as a North Hempstead Town Board member. Alexander Melton, 22, is running for the Nassau County Legislature 12th District. (Bonus: Both are Democrats. Make of that what you will.)

Q: If you’re hoping this election will cure what ails local government, you’re in luck. At least five candidates are doctors. Can you name them? (No nurses, and we’re not including Democrat Robert Pena, a Hofstra University medical student running for the Nassau Legislature’s 14th District.)

A: Marc Herman (dentist, running for Oyster Bay Town supervisor), Dean Hart (optometrist, Oyster Bay Town clerk), Michael Castellano (surgeon, Oyster Bay Town board), Karen Blitz (neurologist, Nassau County Legislature 7th District), William Spencer (pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeon, Suffolk County Legislature 18th District).

Q: Name three Nassau County candidates whose first name is the name of an Otto Preminger film.

A: Laura Curran (running for Nassau County executive), Laura Gillen (Hempstead Town supervisor) and Laura Schaefer (Nassau County Legislature 14th District).

Bonus: “Laura” is one of the great American film noirs and was named by the American Film Institute as one of the 10 best mystery films of all time. And the murderer was . . . ? Drum roll, please. The newspaper columnist.

Michael Dobie

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