New York’s Presidential Primary will be held April 19, but its not the only choice voters will be called on to make that day. There’s also a special election to fill Sheldon Silver’s seat in the 65th Assembly District. But you’ve got to be registered in order to cast a ballot.
The governor’s office yesterday sent out a reminder that there are still a couple of weeks to register. The deadline is March 25. You can register through the Department of Motor Vehicles’ website, or you can fill out an application and return it to the New York City Board of Elections. More info on that here. The 65th Assembly District includes most of the Lower East Side (below East Houston Street) and other downtown neighborhoods. One thing you can’t do is switch political parties. That deadline passed in October.
Voters will be asked to choose among Alice Cancel (Democratic Party), Lester Chang (Republican Party) and Yuh-Line Niou (Working Families Party). The winner will be required to run in the regularly scheduled primary elections in September and general election two months later.
You can read previous coverage of the 65th Assembly District campaign here.