Legislation that was passed in both houses of the State Legislature on Feb. 13 could change the date of the New York state primary from Tuesday, Sept. 11, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, to Thursday, Sept. 13.
The bill that was introduced by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) and sponsored by State Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) and by Assemblyman Robert Carroll (D-Brooklyn) now waits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature. It is more than likely that he will it into law, according to state officials.
In November, Kaminsky first announced the legislation to change the New York’s scheduled 2018 electoral primary date to avoid conflicts with both the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah and the National Day of Service and Remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, while aiming to increase voter participation.
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