New Yorkers only have until October 9 to register as a Democrat in order to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary.
The New York primary might be in April of next year, but Bernie’s supporters need to start registering as Democrats if they are to vote for him in the primary election.
This means that volunteers need to mobilize quickly to start engaging supporters in New York, and ensure they register before the looming October 9 deadline.
Yes, that means you New Yorkers won’t even get a chance to see a Democratic presidential candidates’ debate to weigh up their options before registering. It’s no wonder the Sanders and O’Malley campaigns are pushing the DNC hard for more debates, before the deadline.
New Yorkers can register as Democrats with the Board of Elections.
Sanders faces fierce competition in New York, which is home to the Clinton campaign. Sanders was born in Brooklyn in 1941, but was living in Vermont by 1968.
The New York primary is set to be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.