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  Shvat 29, 5778 , 14/02/18

New York lawmakers pass bill to move primary vote off Rosh Hashanah

New York state lawmakers passed a bill to move the state’s primary day from Rosh Hashanah.

The State Senate passed the bill on Tuesday; it had passed the State Assembly last week. The measure now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature.

The vote will now be held on Sept. 13. It was scheduled for Sept. 11, the second day of the Jewish New Year.

New York is required by state statute to hold its state and local primary elections on the Tuesday after the second Monday in September. The governor and all members of the State Legislature are up for election this year.

JTA

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