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So you’ve been wading through news articles about and hospital closings and sexting and bike lanes and sexting, and you think you know who you’re going to vote for in November. That’s nice and all, but you’re forgetting a very important detail: before the general election, the city holds primaries to determine who’s on the ballot for the general election. The primaries are September 10, and the deadline to register is August 21 (postmarked by August 16). (more…)
Remember when you didn’t register to vote because you couldn’t find the form/Board of Elections address/mailbox to mail the form? Those days of weak excuses are over! Just last week, Governor Cuomo announced that New Yorkers can register to vote online via the Department of Motor Vehicles’ new web portal. Because yes, to increase turnout on election day, the quintessential democratic act of casting a ballot should be associated with the ease and sense of empowerment one feels when ordering kung pao chicken through Seamless. (more…)
The new voting machine. You know you wanna give it a whirl.
Chances are you’re getting this from all sides, but we have to do our civic part too. This voting thing is important. WNYC’s It’s a Free Country has a pretty comprehensive Insider’s Guide to the Primaries, with info on polling sites, voter registration (too late for today, but still time for November), candidates and the new fool-proof ballot system. There are plenty of important local races on the ballot, but among today’s big-ticket primaries are those for U.S. Senator (D,R), Governor (R) and NY State Attorney General (D). Polls are open until 9 p.m., so make sure to get to yours.