New York is holding presidential and congressional primaries the week of June 23.
There are competitive Democratic primaries in a number of congressional districts, including Jamaal Bowman’s challenge to Rep. Eliot Engel in New York’s 16th district.
New York is allowing all voters to vote absentee without an excuse. Because clerks cannot start counting absentee ballots until days after the election, many races won’t be called until next week.
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Absentee ballots that are postmarked by June 23 will be accepted at election offices through June 30, meaning that many of the following elections will not be called until well after that date. As The New York Times notes, prevailing New York law only permits county clerks to begin counting absentee ballots until eight days after the election and after all in-person votes have been tabulated. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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