The New York State Senate today gave final passage to legislation designating the date of September 13th for the 2018 state primary election in New York. The bill (S7597) is sponsored by Senator Simcha Felder, and would change the original primary day from September 11th to respect those observing Rosh Hashanah, while also allowing New Yorkers to remember the many thousands who perished in the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Senator Felder said, “We live in a great democracy where the right to vote is a privilege we don't take lightly. Today, we have done our part to guarantee all voters their right to vote. New Yorkers, who would find it impossible, or difficult to do both, will be able to observe the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, or the solemn day of 9/11, without concern.”
The bill has passed in the Assembly and will be sent to the Governor.