David Russell Moore

New York, NY


Projects & Notes, Semi-Abandoned WP Install

Created Jan. 2011, content is dated. Reachable at @ppolitics or @sanschain on micropublishing.



NY Dem Prez Primary 2016


(Quick-fast liberated from the dreaded social networking service.)

Hey NYC, you already know Prez primary tomorrow, polls open from 6am – 9pm. This odd-looking site is actually the official polling locator:http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search.

Some personal, non-professional notes on in-person voting process. As you’ve probably heard, you need to be a registered Democrat (check here:https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us/) to vote tmw – no Independents or Working Families Party members can vote in the Dem primary, which is causing no small agita around the internet. (For my part, I’m still registered as a Democrat as of now, from the Sept. 2014 NY gubernatorial primary.)

Dem ballots will have two sides – one simply for Bernie vs. Hillary, and on the other side of the ballot for delegates, where it will say to which candidate they’re pledged – sample ballot image: http://goo.gl/VkUxeO. Depending on your district, you’ll vote for up to five, six or seven delegates – simply note the total you’re allowed, as per the instructions on the ballot, and don’t exceed it. Oh that’s the dreaded over-vote. Piece of cake though.

What else – assuming you’re registered to vote and have voted in at least one of the past couple elections (where you’ve signed a form), you don’t need to show ID at the polls tmw, they’ll just check your name against their paper voter registration list.

Last, if you were previously with another party but think that you re-registered as a D or R before last October (2015) for the primary tmw, and the voterlookup page above confirms you’re a D or R, but your name isn’t found on the voter list for some reason tmw, you can cast a provisional (or “affidavit”) paper ballot, and then there’s a separate process for making sure it’s counted.

WNYC, on an important resource from our current progressive NY AG: “If a voter experiences a problem at their poll site, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has set up a hotline that will be staffed by attorneys in the office’s Civil Rights Bureau. That number is 800-771-7755. Complaints can also be submitted through email at civil.rights@ag.ny.gov at any time between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Tuesday.” (http://goo.gl/nLCufP).

It gets confusing b/c there are two more Dem primary dates, for federal & state elected officials (in June & Sept.: http://goo.gl/d7ZuKj), booo NYS BoE under Gov. Cuomo & power brokers. Anyway, more to type on that front. I’ll be back to WFP party membership by June, typing for myself.

Maybe the above was already widely-known, just covering the bases, e.g. on flipping the ballot over. Deeper dive into delegate process below via the essential Gotham Gazette, thanks to Asher Novek for helping confirm these processes.