Take Action to Urge New York Legislators to move State Primary to June
A federal Judge recently set the date for New York's Congressional primary for June 26, 2012 in order to satisfy the 2009 federal MOVE Act which requires states to get ballots to overseas military voters at least 45 days before a federal election. If the state legislature does not move the state legislative primary from September to June, the state will have three primaries, Presidential, Congressional, and State. This third primary could cost the local municipalities who administer the elections up to $50 million extra. It would also likely result in lower overall voter turnout and disenfranchise our military personnel overseas.
The League has a long-standing position in favor of a June primary. Please click here to contact your state representatives and urge them to pass legislation moving the state primary to June, avoiding a costly scenario in which New Yorkers have to turn out three times to cast their vote during the primary season.