New York primary election postponed due to 9/11 anniversary, Rosh Hashana

The move was made to accommodate the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.

By GLENN BLAIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
March 6, 2018 08:55
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ALBANY (TNS) — New Yorkers will have two extra days this year to make up their minds about whom to vote for in party primaries.

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation moving the date of the state’s primary election to Thursday, Sept. 13.

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The move was made to accommodate the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana.

“It is unfair to force New Yorkers to choose between fulfilling their civic duties and observing two sacred days, Rosh Hashana and September 11,” said state Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Nassau County), who sponsored the legislation.

The general election remains scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6th.

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