That's quite a mouthful. And, it's actually quite a process, too.
Normally, the New York primary counts for little or nothing. It is one of the last primaries, and normally, the front runners of each of our two major parties have enough support to get their party's nomination. The party conventions, as we call them, will be held this summer and the actual election on the first Tuesday in November.
But this year is different. Our primary is actually important, and we are making national news.
Politics is everywhere.
In lawn signs.
In Town Halls (this one, held Friday in downtown Binghamton, was for Republican candidate Ted Cruz and I took this picture of a news truck outside the venue.)
Bernie Sanders was here last Monday. Former President Bill Clinton (his wife Hillary Clinton is running for the Democratic Presidental nomination) was here yesterday. Their daughter Chelsea is in Binghamton tonight. It's nice to be wanted, for once.
Interestingly, when I went to Facebook yesterday, it asked me if I was voting tomorrow and wanted to know if I need their help to find my polling place. But even more interestingly, I had already gone to a search engine to find the NY Board of Elections website. The very first result was not that governmental website but, rather, this: a paid ad:
Confirm your voting location now.
Official campaign website · Shop the official store
I do not take political sides in my blog, and I will not reveal who I will be voting for. But I will be voting. My spouse will be voting. My developmentally disabled brother in law will be voting. If you live in New York State, I hope you will be voting, too.
We hope to be voting again in November. That is what democracy is all about.
"P" day in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.