Every election is important, and this year’s may be more important than most. Getting an absentee ballot is easier than you think. If you are expecting to be out of town on Tuesday, Sept. 13th for the Democratic Primary in New York City, or the election for our next US president on Tuesday, November 8th, get your absentee ballot now.
I voted with an absentee ballot for a recent election, since I would be out of town.
Getting an absentee ballot took a few minutes on the phone to request one from the NYC Board of Elections, a couple of days to wait for the form to arrive in my mailbox, and a couple of minutes to fill out and put back in the mail – in the postage paid envelope provided.
You can choose to have the actual absentee ballot be mailed to you, or to pick it up in person at the Board of Elections office in your home borough.
Here’s the website for the NYC Board of Elections, with addresses and phone numbers by borough.
If you think you will be out of town for the NYC primary on Sept. 13 or the general election on Nov. 5th, be sure to get an absentee ballot.
Every election is an important one. Don’t miss out of having your say on helping choose the next mayor of the most important city on the planet.
Besides, if you do not vote, you do not have the right to complain about who is elected.