Do you ever feel like this entire election season is going overboard? That it’s all too crazy and you just need a break Or at least someone sane to talk about it?
That’s how I felt the other day – so I started talking politics with Siri.
At first, Siri was just as confused as me. Especially about her party affiliation.
Turns out, she doesn’t even care too much about presidential elections.
But who would you vote for, Siri?
But what if you could?
So you never voted for anyone in your life?
So Siri listens to endorsements. And contrary to all the pundits out there, Siri actually doesn’t want to talk you into a certain position.
Like a said, if you ever need a sane person to talk to.
Spotted in Brooklyn. Love the sign. Did you vote yet?
Photo by Veronika Bondarenko
Only one more day before the primary circus moves on. And yes, with all the media craze and constant rallies we had in the last two weeks, it’s about time.
But before that, there is one important thing to do: go and vote!
To be prepared, here are the four most important points from my guide on how to vote in the New York primary.
- Where do I need to go on Primary Day?
Use the online Poll Site Locator to find your polling site.
- What if I am at work and can’t get to vote?
According to New York election law, you can take up to two hours at the beginning or end of your shift (with pay) to vote if you do not have sufficient time outside of work to vote.The law considers four consecutive hours between your shift and the opening/closing of the polls as sufficient time. If you need to take work off, you need to inform your employer at least two days before the primary.
- Can I decide spontaneously in which primary I want to vote?
No. New York State has closed primaries, that means you can vote only in the primary of the party you are registered for.
- Who can I vote for?
The Democrats have two candidates on the ballot: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.The Republicans have six candidates on the ballot, even though some of them have already suspended their campaign: Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz.
You can only vote for these listed candidates, in the primary there aren’t any write-ins.
At this point, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seem like the inevitable front-runners. That doesn’t mean that the race is over, though. And it definitely doesn’t mean that you should stay home and watch TV instead of voting in the primary.
New York is worth 95 delegates for the Republicans and 291 for the Democrats, which makes it one of the most important states number-wise. And then there is the added factor that three of the candidates are from the Big Apple (Clinton, Trump and Sanders), which makes a potential local bonus harder to predict. So it’s time to brush up on all you need to know about voting in the New York primary.
And those of you, who plan on not registering to avoid jury duty, know this: Jurors aren’t only drawn from voter registration rolls, but also from lists of taxpayers and licensed drivers. So don’t give up your right to vote, just because you think it might get you out of jury duty.