The New York primacy elections are September 13, 2018, and an New York Mennonite Immigration Program is excited for new citizens that will be voting in the New York primary elections this year. We continue to work diligently with our churches and communities in ushering new voters as we wind down our first NYMIP Citizenship Workshop and prepare for the Naturalization process.
It is important that we vote for candidates that will represent us and our Christians values. It is for this purpose that we become educated voters to elect people that will represent our interests accordingly on the national stage.
As Christians we must not only care to know who our elected leaders are during elections rather, also connect, encourage and engage them. Below are five ways that we may do so.
1. Pray for them as they make wise decisions that ensures that we may lead peaceful and honest lives
2. Invite them to special events at your church
3. Share your position with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike
4. Remember them when they are going through a difficult time.
We must continue to make ourselves heard and our values known to our elected officials and this begins with the voting process. Below you will find more information about some of the runners in the New York primary race along with information regarding the voting process.
What are New York primaries?
The primary elections are when a party’s registered voters elect the candidates for the November general elections.
What are the major races in the New York primaries?
* Lieutenant Governor
* Attorney General
* State Legislature
Who is running for New York Governor and Attorney General?
New York State Governor: Marcus Molinaro is running unchallenged for New York State Governor for the Republican Party however, sitting New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is running against former actress Cynthia Nixon for the Democratic ticket.
New York State Attorney General
When will the New York primary elections be held?
While the primary elections are usually held on a Tuesday, they have been moved to Thursday, September 13, 2018, in observance of Rosh Hashana. Voting hours will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Who is eligible to vote in the New York primary elections?
Eligibility consists of persons who are United States Citizens, 18 year of age or older, who have resided in their present address for at least 30 days prior to the election. All voters must be registered by August 19, 2018.
For more information: