What to Know About New York’s 2nd Round of Primary Elections

For the second time in two months, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to head to the polls and vote in a critical primary election.

Earlier this year, the state’s highest courts ruled that district maps created by Democrats were unconstitutional and ordered them to be redrawn. That necessitated the primaries for Congress and State Senate to be pushed back two months to August from June.

There are several competitive congressional primaries and special elections to watch, but with New York’s already low voter participation rates, there’s concern that a rare August primary, when many New Yorkers are distracted or away, will drive those rates even lower.

Early voting starts on Saturday

The early voting period begins on Saturday, Aug. 13, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 21.

You can also vote on Election Day — Tuesday, Aug. 23 — when polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Finding out where to vote

Most early voting locations will not be the same as the polling place you would…

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This article was written by Jeffery C. Mays and originally published on www.nytimes.com