If it’s not a presidential election, voting usually goes unnoticed. New York is making an active effort to get voters to the polls for the primary elections. These votes will elect the new mayor and other local offices for NYC.
According to Twitter, only 10% of NYC residents voted in the state and local primary elections in 2016. By using social media, various election committees are hoping to increase awareness and voter turnout.
Polls are officially open. Let’s continue to make New York City a city for everyone. Find your polling place here → https://t.co/W5MBDF4ZH0
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) September 12, 2017
Voters head to the polls across NY for primary day and one of the big races is the Democratic mayoral primary in NYC https://t.co/heKKW633lA
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) September 12, 2017
Here’s the list of all those running in the primary election.
Polls are open from 6 am – 9 pm ET.