The New York Primary is next Tuesday June 23, 2020. The primary election gives registered Democrats the opportunity to choose which candidates will appear on the ballot in the general election come November. Since New York is a blue state, it’s likely that the winners of next week’s primary will run unopposed in November, this is why you should care. You have the power to make your voice heard, elect leaders who will enact change and determine who will run by casting your ballot.
APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY TODAY JUNE 16, 2020 IN ORDER TO VOTE IN NEXT WEEK’S PRIMARY.
APPLY RIGHT NOW! IT TAKES LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all New Yorkers are allowed and encouraged to vote by absentee ballot this year. All registered voters will receive an application at the address associated with their voter registration. You must fill out the application and postmark it by tomorrow, June 16 2020. You can also download an application at www.elections.ny.gov/VotingAbsentee.html to print out and mail by June 16. Or you can directly request an absentee ballot at https://nycabsentee.com/ by June 16.
And if you’d prefer, you can still vote in person just like every other year. In fact, early voting has already started. To find your polling place visit https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/ and follow the prompts. The City is requiring all who vote in person to wear face coverings and keep at least six feet of distance between themselves and others at all polling places and Board of Elections (BoE) facilities. And the State BoE has required that hand sanitizer be available to voters, poll workers also were the necessary PPE and polling sites be disinfected daily.
So here’s what you need to know:
Who’s Going to Appear on the Ballot Next Week?
U.S. House of Representative Candidates
They pass federal laws and have the power to reform the criminal justice system through legislation.
State Senate & Assembly Candidates
They pass state laws, like the U.S. House & Senate, but just for NY. They’re responsible for creating the policies that define what constitutes crime, procedures for responding to crime, sentencing structures, and funding of government agencies that are responsible for dealing with offenders and victims.
They sit on state-level courts and pass judgement on state cases.
State Assembly Committee
Entry-level officials that oversee party activities but do not handle laws.
And you can find out exactly who will appear on your ballot by entering your address on www.vote411.org/ballot. (If a position does not appear on your ballot, it simply means that the candidate is running unopposed in the primary).
One more time: apply for your absentee ballot today! And make sure to keep an eye out for our breakdown of the candidates running in the Bushwick area.
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