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March 27, 2024

New York state should change law so voting takes place earlier in the season when votes count and should condense legislative and presidential primaries into one day.

I cast my ballot in the Democratic primary for President of the United States last night. There were no lines. Between Saturday and Tuesday night, less than 140 people had cast their ballots at Greenburgh Town Hall in either the Republican or Democratic primary.  I can’t understand why the New York primary for President of the United States is held late in the season, when the nominations have already been decided.

I have written to our State Legislators requesting that they adopt legislation so that four years from now, the next time there is a Presidential election the New York primary be held earlier in the campaign season.  Why should New Yorker’s be disenfranchised? Why should our votes not count? The turnout this year for the most important job in the United States is so light because the race has already been decided by states that have voted earlier

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I also hope that the Legislature will schedule only one primary date for president, Congress, the State Legislature and local offices. This year there are two separate primary dates: one for president and the other for Congress and the State Legislature, on June 25. If the primaries were on the same day for all positions, there would be greater voter participation. Taxpayers would also save a ton of money!


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