This Tuesday is National Register to Vote Day , and on the occasion of this commemoration, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the City will redouble its efforts to encourage New Yorkers to register before the deadline to do so, which expires. next October 9.
And is that when there are exactly six weeks until the general elections on November 3 , there are still many New Yorkers who have not registered to vote , and in most cases it is due to ignorance of how or where to do it.
“What better day to register to vote than today!” said De Blasio in reference to the National Day to Register to Vote , adding that it is very easy and can be done in three ways: “ visiting the page online , in person at any of the offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or at any local office of the Board of Elections or in the offices of the municipal and state governmental agencies, which also have the materials to register ”.
De Blasio affirmed that these elections are the most important of “our entire lives” and not only because the next President will be chosen , but also other key positions in New York.
In the Big Apple, in addition to voting between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden for the White House , several congressmen will also be chosen for the federal House of Representatives , but these are races in which the candidates are already considered as winners Democrats because they don’t have strong competitors. The only election that is close is that of Staten Island’s 11th District, in which the Democrat Max Rose , who currently holds the position, and the Republican State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis , who seeks to unseat him , compete .
“ There are only 42 days left , only six weeks, for the elections and we want to make sure that everyone is part of these elections. There is no excuse not to register, and if you care about these elections, do not miss the date of October 9 to register ”, insisted the Mayor .
But in addition to the registration cutoff, New Yorkers should also know that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic they can vote upfront in person before Election Day, avoiding lines on November 3. The deadline to do so is between October 24 and November 1 , and include Saturdays and Sundays.
To vote in advance you do not need to fill out an application, just go to the polling place that corresponds to you. To find out where to vote and the hours, visit the website: https://www.voteearlyny.org/