The polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday for New Yorkers to choose the city’s next mayor — with The Post’s pick, Eric Adams, going in as the clear favorite.
Moderate Democrat Adams, 61, has long been the favorite, thanks to the ex-cop’s campaign promise to be tough on crime. Early polls had him going in with a 40-point lead over Republican rival Curtis Sliwa.
“Rise and shine, New York City,” Adams tweeted along with emojis of the sun and a coffee cup.
“It’s Election Day, and the polls are officially OPEN!” said the hopeful, who would become the city’s second black mayor.
The previous evening, he promised, “From City Hall Park to the Lower East Side to Washington Heights to Harlem, change is coming.”
Guardian Angels founder Sliwa, 67, also reminded his supporters to turn out to vote, while acknowledging he was not the expected winner.
“Get to it NYC, let’s shock the world tonight!” he tweeted.
Nearly 170,000 New Yorkers have already cast ballots during early voting — and thousands more are expected to vote by absentee as well.
As well as picking the next mayor, New Yorkers will formalize many largely decided City Council races, and also vote on five amendments to the state constitution to pave the way for election and environmental reforms.