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Voter Services: September 2022

Nancy Rosenthal, VP for Voter Services, nancyrosenthal9@gmail.com

NY State has one more primary:

August 23 Primary: candidates in races for US Congressional seats and NYS Senate seats

Up to date and accurate information on the primaries and deadlines for the primaries, and for the general election, can always be found on the state League website at: https://lwvny.org/voting/.


Yesterday the State Board of Elections filed a motion to the NYS Supreme Court asking for a blackout period for party enrollment to be instated, which would create a deadline by which someone must change their party affiliation for the August primary. Judge McAllister issued an order last night which makes the deadline to register with a party or to change party affiliation August 11th. Applications must be received by a board of elections on this date. Any application received on or after August 12th will not be effective immediately, but will become effective seven days after the August primary (August 30, 2022). 


If voters have issues at the polls, two hotlines are available if they encounter any problems when trying to vote. They can call these hotlines for legal assistance and guidance to make their vote count.

One hotline is operated by the NYS Attorney General’s office:
Call – (866) 390-2992
Early Voting Days: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Election Day: 6:00am – 9:00pm
FAQs: https://ag.ny.gov/election-protection
Complaint Form: https://ag.ny.gov/election-hotline

The other hotline is from the NY Democratic Lawyers’ Committee:
Main line: 1-888-369-8683 (1-888-3NY-VOTE)
Spanish Line: 1-888-369-8682 (1-888-3NY-VOTA)
Helpline Hours
Mon – Fri: 9 am – 8 pm
Sat – Sun: 10 am – 7 pm

Texting Service (text VoteNY to 474747)

Encourage members and voters to sign up for the League’s texting service (text VoteNY to 474747) to get timely reminders on voting.

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