New York cancels Democratic presidential primary

New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary scheduled that was scheduled for June 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Apr 27, 2020 12:39 PM
Updated: Apr 27, 2020 1:37 PM

New York has canceled its Democratic presidential primary scheduled that was scheduled for June 23 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Democratic members of the State’s Board of Elections voted Monday to nix the primary. New York will still hold its congressional and state-level primaries on June 23.

The State Board of Elections Democratic Commissioners have voted to cancel the Presidential Primary Election in New York.

Voters registered in a party will still have the opportunity to vote for Congressional and State representatives in the June primary. pic.twitter.com/mRiryiR1PU

— LWV of New York (@LWVNYS) April 27, 2020

The decision comes as Gov. Andrew Cuomo said stay-at-home restrictions could be eased in mid-May for parts of the state where the coronavirus outbreak is less severe.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that New York City-run health clinics will soon use a procedure that lets people collect samples themselves at a health care worker’s direction. He said the “self-swab” tests would allow for more and easier testing, and make it safer for test-seekers and health care workers.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 451227

Reported Deaths: 33090
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Kings673917319
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Nassau463252201
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Oneida2378123
Ulster224495
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Putnam158363
Sullivan157348
Broome147669
Schenectady138348
Saratoga100617
Rensselaer90142
Columbia58237
Chautauqua5479
Madison48917
Ontario46535
Oswego4643
Tompkins3990
Warren36333
Steuben36042
Chemung3493
Fulton33224
Otsego3325
Orleans32554
Herkimer32210
Greene32118
St. Lawrence3194
Genesee3175
Wayne3115
Washington28814
Cattaraugus2556
Chenango2487
Montgomery2294
Tioga22525
Cayuga2022
Livingston2028
Jefferson1640
Cortland1620
Essex1610
Clinton1555
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