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2018 Election Calendars

"Voting is how we participate in a civic society - be it for president, be it for a municipal election.  It's the way we teach our children - in school elections - how to be citizens and the importane of their voice."  -Loretta Lynch

 

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ELECTION DATES AND DEADLINES VOTERS NEED TO KNOW

 

State Primary Election — September 13, 2018 

August 17 Last day to register to vote in the primary (by mail and in person)
August 22 Last day to submit change of address
September 4 Last day to postmark absentee ballot application
September 10

 

Last day to apply in person for absentee ballot
Last day to postmark absentee ballot

September 13

 

Primary Election Day
Last day to deliver absentee ballot in person

 

General Election — November 6, 2018 

September 25 National Voter Registration Day
October 12 Last day to register to vote in the general (by mail and in person)
October 17 Last day to submit change of address
October 30 Last day to postmark absentee ballot application
November 5

 

Last day to apply in person for absentee ballot
Last day to postmark absentee ballot (Must be received by city BOE by Nov. 13)

November 6

 

General Election Day
Last day to deliver absentee ballot in person

SITES WITH MORE ELECTION DETAILS

WEVOTE.COM - Information about candidates, including political positions, causes, endorsements, etc.

BALLOTPEDIA.COM - The encyclopedia of American politics.

NYC CHARTER - Information and dates of hearings to develop the 2019 City Charter, our local constitution.

Why are there separate primary days in NY?

Before 2012, the congressional and state primaries both took place in September. Separate votes happened after a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the primary date violated the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, which says overseas service members must get absentee ballots at least 45 days before a federal election to make sure the ballots can be sent back and counted in time.

A September primary didn’t allow enough time before the November general, so Northern District Chief Judge Gary Sharpe ruled that the congressional primary would be moved to the fourth Tuesday in June.

“It is unconscionable to send men and women overseas to preserve our democracy while simultaneously disenfranchising them while they are gone,” Sharpe wrote in his decision.

Though Sharpe ruled that June was best for the congressional primary, he said the state can select a different date and ensure that both federal and state primary votes happen on the same day. But legislators have been unable to agree on a shared date.

Democrats favor moving the state primary to June, as well, while Republicans prefer moving both primary elections to August, arguing that a state primary in June would conflict with the end of the legislative session.

LOCATIONS OF POLLING/VOTING SITES IN FOREST HILLS

1. PS 144 — 93-02 69 Ave.

3. PS 196 — 71-25 113 St.

4. PS 175 — 64-35 102 St.

5. JHS 157 Stephen Halsey — 63-55 102 St.

6. American Legion Post 1424 — 107-15 Metropolitan Ave.

7. Queens Community House — 108-25 62nd Dr.

8. Forest Hills Library — 108-19 71st Ave.

9. Beaverbrook Apartments — 77-35 113 St.

10. PS 303 — 108-55 69th Ave.

11. JHS 190 — 68-17 Austin St.

12. Forest Hills High School — 67-01 110th St.

13. North Forest Park Library — 98-27 Metropolitan Ave.

POLITCAL CALENDAR: SIGNIFICANT DATES PERTAINING TO ELECTIONS IN NEW YORK STATE

For complete information be sure to consult NY State’s Election LawS and Regulations.
Voting is how we participate in a civic society - be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It's the way we teach our children - in school elections - how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice. Loretta Lynch
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Voting is how we participate in a civic society - be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It's the way we teach our children - in school elections - how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice. Loretta Lynch
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/loretta_lynch_765103