Waiting for Fall
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, campaigns and elections have seen some dramatic challenges and shifts. The Philipstown Democratic Committee (PDC) carried petitions earlier this year for Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Karen Smyth’s State Senate candidacy for NYS-41, District 95 Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, and Camille Linson for Town Justice in Philipstown. Our petitioning period was cut short, and we were unable to reach out to as many Democrats in Philipstown as we would have liked, but we are confident in our support of these strong candidates. We hope to be able to share more of our thoughts with you in the coming months prior to the November 3, 2020 election.
But we are not waiting for Fall.
Before we get to campaigns, we have a Presidential Primary on June 23, 2020. In Philipstown, this Primary is the ONLY election that will be taking place. You may have heard about the “Temporary Illness” due to COVID-19 exception that enables all registered voters to apply for an absentee ballot for this election, and we are sharing information about applying for an absentee ballot and the special conditions for obtaining an absentee ballot for this June 23, 2020 Presidential Primary. The PDC encourages voters to complete the application and return it to the Board of Elections as soon as possible, and when the ballot is mailed to you, return that promptly as well. Stay at home, vote at home, and keep your friends and loved one safe and healthy.
We will need help mobilizing voters for this Presidential Primary and for all the races in November. Raise your hand to volunteer and contact us.
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2020 is here. Are you ready to join the Philipstown Democrats in fighting for democracy this year? Let’s get to work.