This Tuesday is day of primary elections in new york. Throughout the state, more than 12 million registered voters will be able to use the right to vote to choose the nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties, which next November will compete for the positions of Governor and Lieutenant Governor in the general election. And the candidates are trying to convince more voters to give them their vote of confidence at the polls so they can win.
The actual State Governor Kathy Hochul he hopes to receive the support of the electorate to continue in office after the November elections, but he will have to measure himself against the congressman Tom Suozzi and the current Ombudsman, Jumaane Williams, who promoted an intense campaign to unseat her from command of the state government. For the Republican nomination they face Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani, Harry Wilson and Lee Zeldin.
Williams insists on the importance of getting out to vote and warns that “without new, courageous and progressive leadership to create change, the way things have always been will stand in the way of what they can be”, while hochul did a call for all registered voters to show up at the polls.
“Tomorrow (today) is the day of the primary elections; it’s an opportunity to use your voice and advance progress in our state. Make your plan to vote, and let’s do it new york“, commented the current state president.
But the eyes of New Yorkers are not only on the Governor’s race, but also on the Vice Governor’s race, where two Latin women: the community leader Ana Maria Archila, defender of immigrants, who is in a duo with Jumaane Williams in her aspiration and the former councilor Diana Reyna, who goes with Tom Suozzi, they are showing the power of their communities to arrive with a progressive agenda at the highest government position, created to replace the Governor in case of absence. The two Hispanic politicians are measuring themselves against the current Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgadowho is not Latino.
In these elections, voters will also elect assembly members and judges. The positions of Attorney General of the State and Comptroller, are postulated by current officials without opponents in their parties.
And in the middle of election day, which began last week with the option of early voting, which was borne by nearly 180,000 votersLatino voters like Juan Casallas say they feel that in these elections the Latino vote will make a difference.
“I like to see that there are many young people involved in the electoral issue, young people like my children, who pushed me to go out and vote so that they take us more seriously, and I think that what we have shown is that Latinos no longer like us. they can continue to ignore the politicians and that we decide who can win,” said the 40-year-old Colombian.
Maria Molinaa resident of Queens, mentioned for her part that she is ready to vote moved by “the illusion” of seeing a Latina as Lieutenant Governor, who can help her community more.
“I hope that in these elections the voice of Latinos is heard and we finally have someone from our community working for us from above, giving us the value that our vote deserves,” said the Mexican daughter of immigrant parents.
That vision is also shared by NALEO (Educational Fund of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials), which in a recent report assured that Hispanics will have a lot of strength in the elections in these primaries, because not only more than 1 in 8 registered voters will be Latino but there are also Latino candidates.
“Once again, Latinos are poised to play a critical role in this year’s primaries, both as candidates and as voters,” said the executive director of NALEO Educational Fund, Arthur Vargas. “The presence of Latino candidates on the ballot for prominent offices across the state is just one factor that can drive Latinos to the polls. However, Latinos look beyond the race and ethnicity of candidates and will support those who take community needs and priorities seriously.”
Vargas He added that NALEO projections suggest that turnout in this year’s November midterm elections “will likely mirror the historical figures of 2018.”
“Still, it’s up to the candidates and their campaigns to help ensure that 2022 voter turnout meets or exceeds those projections,” he added, noting that factors like post-Census redistricting, competitive state and congressional races , and the effectiveness of voter engagement efforts targeting the Latino community, will determine the turnout landscape.
NALEO also mentioned that more than 750,000 Latinos in New York will vote this year in the general elections, which represents an increase in 49.8 percent since 2014. They also revealed that two-thirds of Latinos are registered Democrats (67 percent), which represents more than one in six registered Democrats (17 percent) in the state.
“Thus, the Latino electorate will play a key role in the Democratic primaries,” the report concluded.
The State Board of Elections revealed that 178,223 New Yorkers voted early, of which 86,890 did so in the Big Apple, and took the opportunity to call on voters, reminding once again that only those who are registered in a political party are eligible to vote in the elections June primaries.
“All registered Democratic and Republican voters will have the opportunity to vote in the gubernatorial primary election. Voters will also be able to have primary elections for Assembly and local elected offices based on where they live,” she said. State Electoral Board, in a statement. “Voters can find out if they are registered with a political party and where their primary polling place is by visiting voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.”
Next August 23 there will be other primaries to elect congressmen from New York to the House of Representatives and state senators and general elections will be on November 8.
Who is running for the office of Governor?
- For the Democratic nomination, the current Governor Kathy Hochul faces Congressman Tom Suozzi and the current Ombudsman, Jumaane Williams
- Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani, Harry Wilson and Lee Zeldin face off for the Republican nomination.
Who is running for the position of Lieutenant Governor?
- The current lieutenant governor Antonio Delgado, community leader and activist Ana María Archila and former councilwoman Diana Reyna compete for the Democratic nomination.
- For the Republican party, Alison Esposito is the candidate
Key Facts About Primary Elections in New York State
- June 28 will be the primary elections to elect state positions such as governor, lieutenant governor and assembly members
- August 23 will be the primary elections to elect nominees for the state Congress and Senate
- 12,982,819 is the total number of registered voters in New York to vote
- 6,472,096 Democrats are registered to vote
- 2,848,894 Republicans are registered to vote
- 2,984,900 registered voters are not with any party
- 1,076,933 voters are registered but have been inactive
- 542,721 of them are Democrats
- 203,095 of them are Republicans
- In New York City, the polls will be open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
- You can reconfirm your voting location on the Vote.nyc site.
- You can also visit the State Board of Elections page at: https://www.elections.ny.gov/
- Only those who are registered will be able to vote.
- Masks are required at all voting sites
- If you have a problem at your polling place, you can file a complaint by calling the New York Voter Protection Hotline at (866) 3902992.
- In this link you can check your voting site: https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov/
- The right to vote includes voting for the candidates and questions on the ballot and having ample time to vote.
- Let your votes count
- Voting secrecy: Voting secrecy will be preserved for all elections.
- Voting Freedom: Cast your vote, free from coercion or intimidation by election officials or anyone else.
- Permanent Registration – Once you are registered to vote, you remain qualified to vote from an address within your county or city.
- Accessible Elections: Non-discriminatory equal access to the electoral system for all voters, including the elderly, disabled, alternative language minorities, military, and overseas nationals, as required by federal and state law.
- Voting Assistance: You may request assistance in voting due to blindness, disability, or inability to read or write.
- Voting Instruction: You may view a sample ballot at this polling location prior to voting, and prior to entering or approaching a private booth, scanner, or ballot marking device, you may request assistance on how to mark and/or cast your ballot .
- Affidavit Voting: As long as your name does not appear on the voter registration or voter registration list, or you fail to provide identification when requested, you will be offered an affidavit ballot.
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