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Citizens Union and Community and Ethnic Organizations Remind New Yorkers to Vote this Thursday, September 13 in the Primary Elections
(New York, NY)--A
coalition of good government and community and ethnic organizations is urging New Yorkers to vote in the New York State Primary Day elections this Thursday, noting the switch from the usual Tuesday date.
"Voter participation in New York's primary elections is historically low," said Citizens Union Executive Director Betsy Gotbaum. "This year's turnout will likely be even lower, due to the date change. We need to make sure all New Yorkers who are registered to vote, show up to vote. These primary elections will likely decide the leaders of the state for the next four years." While State primaries are typically held on the second Tuesday of September, due to Rosh Hashanah and the anniversary of the September 11th attacks, this year's Primary Day elections were moved to this Thursday.
Voter participation in New York State consistently ranks poorly when it comes to turnout, particularly in underrepresented communities. In the November 2016 election, New York had the eighth-worst turnout among states, when 57.2 percent of voting-age citizens went to the polls, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. Only about 10 percent of registered voters turned out for the state primaries in 2014.
Polls are open in New York City from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Voters unsure of where to vote should visit the New York City Campaign Finance Board's NYC Votes website at www.voting.nyc. The website also provides access to voter registration forms, in multiple languages.