Yesterday 8 states and Washington D.C. held primary elections. And today, in a historic first, a black woman was voted the new mayor of Ferguson. Voting matters and can make a big difference especially in primaries and local elections.
Why Voting Matters
Even more than the federal government, the people who run your state and local municipality have a far larger impact on your day to day life. From rent relief, to police reform, to school funding, your local officials are responsible for these policies. And because presidential elections get more attention, local and primarily elections get far less turnout.
Upcoming June Elections
On June 9: Georgia, West Virginia, North Dakota, Nevada, and South Carolina have elections.
On June 23: New York, Kentucky, and Virginia have elections.
On June 30: Colorado, Utah, and Oklahoma have elections.
How to Vote During Covid-19
Because of Covid-19 many states are allowing you to submit an absentee ballot. If you would like to do this, make sure you apply for one. You can check your state’s rules around this election at Rock The Vote.
A note to our fellow New York State residents: this election all residents are legally required to be sent an absentee ballot application. Please note this is not your absentee ballot. You still need to fill out and mail the application, which you can download here. If you are an NYC resident, you can submit your absentee ballot application online here. The last day to request a ballot in NY State is June 16th.