It’s time to Vote Smart, New York.
In this troubling political climate it’s easy to feel powerless. If you live in solidly blue New York City, even the act of voting can feel futile.
But here’s some good news. You can make your vote matter.
If you have a second home in New York State you can choose to vote at either your primary residence or at your second home. By registering to vote at your second home address, which is probably in a purple or red district, you’ll have a real voice in local, state and Congressional elections, something that you don’t have as part of the majority in a deep blue district.
Voting in key Congressional districts like NY 19 (Hudson Valley and Catskills) and NY 1 (North and South Forks of Long Island) is especially important. The 2018 races in these swing districts will be among the most hotly contested in the country and are crucial to efforts to turn the rest of New York - and Congress - blue.
And for second-home property owners, don't forget that you're paying local property taxes and supporting local businesses. In other words, you're part of the community and your vote counts.
Registering to vote at your second home is not only legal, it's easy (Our 'How To' page here shows you all you need to know). Register there before October 13, 2017 and you’ll be able to vote in important local races coming up in November, 2017. If you don't currently have a party affiliation or want to switch, act by that same date and you’ll be able to vote in the 2018 primaries.
Questions? Click here for the FAQ section
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