New York’s State Primary will be held on Thursday, September 13.
- New York has a law that prohibits an election on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks–which happened on a Primary Election day.
- New York is the only state that holds it’s State Primary and Federal Primary on different days. (Some states have a second primary for run offs it no candidate receives more 50% of the vote)
- Unlike in June, the Democratic AND the Reform Parties will both be holding a primay.
- Like in June, the Republican Party will not have a statewide primary or a legislature primary in the NY-23rd.
For Democrats there will be three Statewide races:
- Governor (Andrew Cuomo or Cynthia Nixon)
- Lieutenant Governor (Kathy Hochul or Jumaane Williams)
- Attorney General (Leecia Eve, Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney, or Zephyr Teachout)
- There are two State Legislature races in the NY23:
- in the 58th NYS Senatorial District (Counties of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates, the city and Town of Ithaca, Towns of Enfield, Newfield, and Ulysses) have two democrats (Amanda Kirchgessner and Michael Lausell) on the ballot.
- The 124th Assembly District (Towns of: Ashland, Baldwin, Barton, Berkshire, Big Flats, Candor, Chemung, Elmira, Horseheads, Maine, Newark Valley, Nichols, Owego, Richford, Southport, Spencer, and Tioga) has two democrats (Bill Batrowny and Randy Reid) who will be on the ballot.
- Those who live in the towns of Ashland, Baldwin, Big Flats, Chemung, Elmira, Horseheads, and South Park are in both 58th Senatorial District and the 124th Assembly District. Therefore they can vote for both of the Legislature races.
The Reform Party will have one Statewide Race:
- Attorney General-Preetinder (Preet) Singh Bharara, Michael Diederich, Christopher Garvey, and Nancy B. Regula.
- This year,unaffiliated voters (aka as Independent Voters, registered voters NOT in a political party ) can vote in the Reform Party primary.
The election is four weeks from Thursday. We have time to learn about the candidates and where they stand on the issues. We have time to talk to others about the candidates and the issues and getting more voters engaged in the political process. Voters who vote in primaries will probably vote in the general election in November.
Getting democrats to vote on September 13 will help Tracy Mitrano in November