New York to Allow All Residents to Vote Absentee

New York residents are urged to apply for an Absentee Ballot for the upcoming primaries on June 23, if they might not be able to vote in person. Applications can be submitted online.

By reporter

Last week, the Rabbonim of the Crown Heights released a letter urging members of the community to vote in the upcoming New York primaries.

Among the candidates competing in the primary election is New York City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is challenging Congresswoman Yvette Clarke in the democratic party primary to represent New York’s 9th congressional district in the US House of Representatives. In the last primary election, only 30,552 votes were cast, with Rep. Clarke receiving a mere 16,202 votes.

This year there are 5 candidates running for the Democratic nomination in what will certainly be a very low turn out election. If the Jewish community turns out for Councilman Deutsch, it can make history by electing the first Frum yid to congress.

The 9th district includes many neighborhoods with significant Jewish populations, including Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed an executive order allowing all New Yorkers to vote from home rather than having to go to the polls and risk exposure to the coronavirus.

Registered voters across the state, should have received an application in the mail to apply for an absentee ballot for the upcoming New York primaries on June 23. All registered voters may apply for an Absentee Ballot.

Besides for mailing back the form, you can also apply for an Absentee Ballot online at If you are affected by COVID-19, please check the box for “Temporary Illness” on the application. The definition has been temporarily expanded to include those affected by COVID-19 and/or the potential of contracting the virus.

If you have not yet registered to vote, the deadline to register for the primary is May 29th, the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is June 16th.

Register to vote here.

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