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All New Yorkers can vote absentee on June 23 for primaries

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Posted at 1:54 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 13:54:32-04

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday all New Yorkers can vote absentee on June 23 for the primaries due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

During his address Cuomo said he has seen lines of people on television voting in other states and called in nonsensical.

"New Yorkers shouldn't have to choose between their health and their civic duty," Cuomo tweeted.

New York's primary day was originally scheduled for April 28 but was postponed to June 23 due to COVID-19.

You can find more information on absentee voting on the New York State Board of Elections website here.