Cuomo signs bill to move primary election date this fall

Courtesy of the Governor’s Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill (S.7597/A.8917-a) that moves the date of the 2018 fall primary elections to Thursday, September 13.

This legislation changes New York’s original electoral primary date of September 11, to September 13.The state Senate and Assembly passed the legislation last month.

Sen. Simcha Felder, D–Brooklyn, and Assemblyman Robert Carroll sponsored this legislation to avoid conflicts with both the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah and the National Day of Service and Remembrance of the September 11 attacks.

Sen. Todd Kaminsky, D–Long Beach, applauded Cuomo, as Kaminsky initially announced this idea with bill (S.6955) last November.

“I am pleased the Governor enacted my proposal into law to move the primary to a more convenient date,” Kaminsky said.