Presidential Primary and Special Election Senate District 9

Tuesday, April 19th is the Presidential Primary and for some the special election for Senate District 9.

All polling places are open on Tuesday, April 19, from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm

There may be lines at polling places; remember to leave yourself extra time!

Click HERE to view the Presidential primary ballot in Nassau County. An explanation of the ballot follows.

Presidential Primary in NYS, Nassau County Ballot Information

The purpose of the Presidential primary is to select delegates to a national convention of a political party. Voters must be registered in the Democratic or Republican party to vote in that party’s primary. In New York State, the Republican and Democratic Presidential primaries are organized differently.

Republican Voters will be issued a ballot with candidates listed. The voter will choose one candidate, but will not vote for delegates. Please be advised that some candidates have withdrawn from the race but are still listed on the New York Ballot. Delegates for the Republican Party’s national convention are selected by the state’s Republican Committee.

Democratic Voters will be asked to vote for the Presidential candidate AND delegates for the democratic convention. The delegate distribution will be determined by the number of votes each Presidential candidate receives. Based on the population of your congressional district, you will vote for 5-7 delegates (indicated on the ballot instructions). In Nassau County, the delegates listed in the same row across from the Presidential candidate are the delegates for that candidate.

For any questions regarding your ballot please call the Nassau County Board of Elections office at 516-571-2411.

For all those voting in NYS Senate District #9 on Tuesday, April 19th:

Upon entering your polling place, you will be asked to vote TWICE, once for your candidate of choice in the presidential primary and once for your candidate of choice in the Special Election for NYS Senator.

You will be directed to tables on the right and on the left. One side will have a WHITE sign for those voting in the Presidential Primary and the other side will have a YELLOW sign for those voting in the Special Election for NYS Senator.

Remember that only Democrats and Republicans can vote in the Presidential Primary. ALL registered voters–regardless of party affiliation–can vote in the NYS Senate District #9 election.

Again, and especially for those in Senate District 9 having the special election, remember to leave yourself extra time!

HOTLINE FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE ON PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY DAY

The League is pleased to announce a coordination with the Lawyer’s Committee who will offer a hotline on election day for people having questions or issues at the polling places. Here’s the info that you can distribute or share with the public, media and others:
As New Yorkers will head to the polls to vote in the New York presidential primary election on April 19, 2016, Election Protection the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) + will ensure that all eligible New Yorkers have an equal opportunity to vote and provide voters with information, guidance and assistance. The 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) hotline will be available to answer calls live on primary Election Day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT.

Hours for Live, Real-Time Assistance: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT for English assistance (866-OUR-VOTE) 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. EDT for bilingual English/Spanish assistance (888-VE-Y-VOTA)

Election Protection’s toll-free hotlines, 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683 FREE) administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for English, and 888-VE-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682 FREE) administered by NALEO Educational Fund for bilingual assistance (English/Spanish), are available to any voter who needs information, assistance or guidance in understanding their rights.

Assistance is also available in six Asian languages–Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Bengali, Urdu and Tagalog–through the 888-API-VOTE hotline, which is managed by Asian Americans Advancing Justice–AAJC and APIA Vote. However, for the primary election, the 888-API-VOTE FREE hotline will not be providing real-time assistance on April 19; voters will be asked to leave a voicemail.

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