Dear New Yorkers,
By now it would be very hard NOT to know that tomorrow April 19th (Tomorrow) is the presidential primary in New York.
Here’s the deal: only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in tomorrow’s historic election.
Hmmm, am I registered to vote? Check here:
If you are registered as a blank/no affiliation, as an independent, or as a member of the Working Families Party or the Green Party, you will unfortunately not be able to vote tomorrow. This is because of NY’s strict “closed primary” rules that say only registered Dems can vote for Democratic presidential candidates and only registered Rs can vote for Republicans and the deadline changed your party affiliation passed a long time ago (That is a whole other argument that we can get into later)
OK, so I checked the site, I’m a registered Democrat/Republican, so WHERE do I go vote tomorrow? Have no fear, check here: http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search
Be aware that your polling location may have been changed since the last time you voted but the link above has all the most current & updated info (I know this because I already knew my polling site had changed and that website had my accurate updated info)
WHEN DO I VOTE TOMORROW? Polls open tomorrow at 6:00 am and close at 9:00 pm.
IMPORTANT STUFF BUT NOT ABOUT TOMORROW:
The 2016 United States general presidential election is set for Tuesday, November 8. As long as you are registered, EVERYONE can vote, regardless of your party affiliation.
If you are not registered at all, make sure you get registered in time to vote in November! New voter registration applications must be postmarked no later than October 14 and received by the NYC Board of Elections no later than October 19 to be eligible to vote in the General Election in November.
Again, any questions? Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S Feel free to forward this email to your networks. We want high voter turnout.
Bryan J. Ellicott