Presidential primary date has changed

9FONDA — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the presidential primary election date has changed.

On March 27, per state statute, Montgomery County Board of Elections mailed a yellow card to notify voters of 2020 election information. Included in that information was the original election date of April 28.

On March 28 Gov. Andrew Cuomo, by Executive Order, rescheduled the democratic presidential primary to coincide with the state Primary Election on June 23. At this time it is too early to determine which political parties will hold a primary on June 23.

Because voting is a right of all citizens, the Montgomery County Board of Elections will be doing all it can to protect the voters and those involved in the election process in such times as these.

The presidential primary will take place on June 23 with polling sites open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Early Voting Dates will be June 13 thru June 21.

Voters must be enrolled in a state recognized party and there must be a primary in the party in which you are enrolled to be eligible to vote.

To enroll in a party or to change your party affiliation, use a voter registration form. Those already registered and wish to change party enrollment, the change needed to be completed before Feb. 14.

The general election is scheduled for Nov. 3 with polling sites open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Early voting will be Oct. 24 thru Nov. 1, 2020. Visit the Montgomery County Board of Elections web site for times at www.co.montgomery.ny.us.

To become eligible to vote in a general election you must be registered to vote. You do not need to be enrolled in a political party in order to vote in a general election. 


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