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The Adafruit decided “paid time off for voting” was important, so we’ve been doing it for years, ask your employer what it would take to do that at your company this year.
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From Gale Brewer’s update… Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Borough President of Manhattan (where I live and work) … the daily newsletter is excellent, here’s voting info for folks in this area, this is for the Adafruit team(s) and also posting here –
Primary Day is just … weeks away, on June 23, encompassing primaries for President, Congress, and state and local races.
The ballot will be two-sided. On page one, Presidential candidates and then all the delegates will be listed (with the candidate that they are pledged to, at the right of their name). Voters can choose up to any seven of the delegates, regardless of which Presidential candidate they are pledged to. Page two will list Congressional candidates (all four incumbent Manhattan Congress Members have challengers) and State Senate, Assembly, State Committee, and Judicial Delegate candidates.
There are three ways to vote:
In person: at your regular polling place, from 6 am to 9 pm on Primary Day. Search pollsitelocator.com for that location.
By mail, via Absentee Ballot: All eligible registered Democrats have already been mailed an application which they should fill out and return on or before Tuesday, June 16 by mail in the enclosed postage paid envelope. If you missed that application in your mailbox, you may also request an application online at the Board of Elections website at vote.nyc. (If you miss the mail-in deadline of June 16, you can also drop off your application and vote in person at the Board of Elections office at 200 Varick Street, 10th Floor, during normal business hours until 5 pm on June 22, the day before the primary.)
In completing the application, specify “Illness” as your reason (The Governor has declared illness a legitimate reason to receive a ballot this year) and list the address to which you want the ballot sent (either your home or your “COVID address”). Again, you must apply by June 16 if using the mail to receive a ballot, which you must complete and return by mail, postmarked by June 22 or returned in person, to the Manhattan Board of Elections office, 200 Varick St., 10 Fl, New York, NY 10014 by 9 pm on Primary Day.
Remember to put the absentee ballot into the provided envelope and sign and date that envelope!
Early, in person: Between Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 21, during these hours at these locations (info from the BOE):
- Saturday, June 13, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
- Sunday, June 14, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
- Monday, June 15, 2020 7 AM to 3 PM
- Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12 PM to 8 PM
- Wednesday, June 17, 2020 12 PM to 8 PM
- Thursday, June 18, 2020 10 AM to 6 PM
- Friday, June 19, 2020 7 AM to 3 PM
- Saturday, June 20, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
- Sunday, June 21, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Manhattan’s early voting sites (known as “New York County” at the BOE):
You should visit the site closest to you…
- Taino Towers IV, 240 E. 123rd St. New York, NY 10035
- JHS 143 Eleanor Roosevelt, 511 West 182nd St. New York, NY 10033
- Columbia University Wien Hall, 411 West 116th St. New York, NY 10027
- Jackie Robinson Education Complex, 1573 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10029
- Hunter College Brookdale Dorms, 440 East 26th St. New York, NY 10010
- Robert Wagner Middle School, 225 East 75th St. New York, NY 10021
- PS 175 Henry H. Garnet, 175 West 134th St. New York, NY 10030
- John Jay College North Hall, 445 West 59th St. New York, NY 10019
- West Side High School, 140 West 102nd St. New York, NY 10025
- Campos Plaza Community Center, 611 East 13th St. New York, NY 10009
- The Church of St. Anthony of Padua, 155 Sullivan St. New York, NY 10012
- Columbia University Berrie Pavilion, 1150 St. Nicholas Ave. New York, NY 10032
Whichever way you choose, please remember to vote!
If you’re a new voter or have recently moved, find details for how to complete your registration here. All new Yorkers are eligible to vote absentee. Details for how to get your ballot in the mail are here. NYC voters can request an absentee ballot here.
For the entire USA … electioncal.us
It’s easy to use and added it to my cal in less than a minute.
You could make a cool IoT device, or web app with the data too.