Make your voice heard, get an absentee ballot
by Emily Gallagher
May 13, 2020 | 751 views | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With our current condition, it’s hard to imagine what life will be like in six months let alone next year. Most people I know are just taking things day by day.

However, next month a major event is happening and you need to prepare for it now.

On June 23, there is a primary for several state and federal positions. For many months, people were excited because the New York State presidential primary was going to be held on June 23.

Then, Cuomo took Bernie Sanders off the ballot. Andrew Yang and others sued the state because the result of the primary determines what delegates go to the national convention to represent our state’s interests, regardless of whether your presidential candidate wins the primary.

The lawsuit was victorious and the presidential primary was reinstated.

During this entire process, however, there were always still down-ballot Democratic primaries. With current social distancing in place it’s likely many folks will feel nervous about voting in person.

There was an executive order that allows all people the ability to apply for absentee ballots, but you must do this well before the election.

We are six weeks out from the June 23rd election that will determine the Democratic nominees for Congress, state Assembly, Democratic National Convention representatives and our local Kings County leadership.

I urge you to file for an absentee ballot now so that you can have your voice represented and keep your peace of mind as well. To register now, go to nycabsentee.com. Otherwise, an application that you need to return will be mailed to you.

We must continue to exercise our democratic rights. Voter suppression is widespread and common and we must do all we can to be represented fairly.

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