ALBANY - New York's primary elections will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13 this year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill pushing it back two days.
State lawmakers voted last month to move the primary date from Sept. 11 because of the possible conflict some voters may have had voting on the anniversary of 9/11 and the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.
Cuomo signed the bill Friday without comment.
In passing the bill, lawmakers said they were hopeful more New York voters will be able to take part in the voting process.
State law calls for primary elections to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of September.
The date change will be for this year only.
Any communication to voters through the mail will include a notice of the changed date for the election in bold capital letters.
The September primary includes all state offices on the ballot this year, including governor and all 213 state lawmakers.
There's a separate primary for U.S. House seats on June 26.