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He summer is around the cornerand in addition to raising the temperatures in the Big Apple, this time the season will coincide with electoral season in all five counties. June 27 will be officially the primary elections in New York City, where the voters will choose the candidates who will face each other in the general elections on November 7, to decide who will be the members of the City Council starting next year, as well as the district attorneys of the counties of The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
This has been warned by electoral authorities in the Big Apple, who are calling for actively participate in the electionsin which according to data from the City Electoral Board, will be enabled 4,592,628 voters registered assets, 3,101,902 Democrats, 464,125 Republicans and more than 1 million other political affiliations.
The NYC Votes campaignan initiative of the City’s Campaign Finance Board, reminded through its so-called Voter Guide, that participating in the upcoming elections it is a matter of responsibility with the communities and the Big Apple, because through the votes the future of the neighborhoods, the counties and the city will be decided.
“Voting in local elections may have more impact on your daily life than national elections. The laws of our city begin as legislation drafted and voted on by the Municipal Council,” said that body, while highlighting the power of the suffragettes by influencing the destinies of the Big Apple, which in recent legislative sessions has advanced laws such as paid sick leave, child care services and salary transparency, among other issues.
The primary elections for the City Council, a body made up of 51 council members who represent an equal number of districts throughout the city, will not include at least 32 areas, because both the Democratic and Republican candidates from those areas do not they have a contender from their own parties in this part of the electoral process.
Besides of city Council and district attorneys, the June elections will elect Civil Court judges and delegates to the Judicial Convention that nominates candidates for the New York Supreme Court.
OK to the electoral calendar of the Citythe first key dates to keep in mind are June 12, when the deadline to request, both by mail and online, an absentee ballot, and on June 17, when the deadline for new voters to register expires. The law advises that if a New Yorker is not registered, she will not be able to vote.
Polls for the early voting process, which are generally not located at the same polling places as the official election date, will be open in all five boroughs between June 17 and 25.
The Municipal Electoral Board also warned that for the Municipal Council, as occurred in the past elections where the mayor of the Big Apple was elected, the so-called ranked preference voting system, that is to say that in the list of candidates that are competing for a position, the voter will be able to classify up to five, by order of support, instead of choosing only one. Positions such as district attorneys and judges will not use the vote in order of preference, since they are not considered municipal positions.
Positions put to vote in June primary elections
- City Council seats
- District Attorneys for Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island Counties
- Judges of the Civil Court
- Delegates to the Judicial Convention
- match positions
- Key dates in the June elections
- June 12 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail or online
- June 17 is the last day for new voters to register
- June 17 the early voting process begins
- June 25 is the last day to vote early
- June 26 last deadline to request an absentee ballot, in person at the Electoral Board
- June 27 is the official day of the primary elections
- The polling stations will work on June 27 between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
- July 4 ends the term for the Electoral Board to receive absentee ballots
How to confirm if you are registered to vote
- You can enter the link https://www.nycvotersearch.com/
- They will ask for your first name, last name, date of birth, county, and zip code
- If you cannot find your name and you are already registered, call the Electoral Board at )866 8683692
- Big Apple voters in numbers
- 5,225,185 voters are registered in the Big Apple
- 4,592,628 are active voters in the City
- 632,557 of those registered are inactive voters
- 3,101,902 voters are Democrats
- 464,125 active voters are Republicans
- 1,430,195 active registered voters are in Brooklyn
- 1,195,138 active voters are in Queens
- 943,271 active registered voters are in Manhattan
- 720,664 active voters are in The Bronx
- 303,380 active voters are on Staten Island
Requirements to vote in the June elections in NYC
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a New York City resident for at least 30 days
- Be 18 years old
- Not be in prison for a felony conviction
- Not be declared mentally incompetent by a court
- Not claiming the right to vote elsewhere outside of New York City
- 16-year-old New Yorkers can pre-register to vote when they reach the age of eligibility
- The councilors of the Municipal Council of the City, which are 51, make the laws of the Big Apple, and are elected for 4 years, up to 2 consecutive periods. In addition to introducing and voting on bills, negotiating and approving the City’s budget, and overseeing City agencies, they also make decisions about the growth and development of the Big Apple.
- As a curious fact, due to the redistricting of the Municipal Council, the candidates who win in the 2023 elections in the modified zones will be elected for a period of 2 years and in 2025 the 4-year periods of the Council will resume for all.
- Prosecutors for each county are elected positions, elected to a 4-year term with no re-election limits, whose primary duties are to decide which cases to prosecute and which not to prosecute, oversee all criminal proceedings in their counties, and investigate and prosecute criminal acts.
- Civil Court judges can represent counties or districts, are elected to 10-year terms, and handle civil lawsuits up to $25,000, landlord-tenant matters, and cases involving maintenance of housing standards and misdemeanor criminal charges.
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