New York’s 2020 primary elections are ending with in-person voting on June 23. The contests offer crowded fields in an era of social distancing.
More people than ever have requested absentee ballots as they plan to vote remotely. Meanwhile, measures to keep people safely apart at the polls are already underway at early-voting sites — from plexiglas shields at polling tables to ballot-marking pens voters get to keep.
The city’s first pandemic election isn’t lacking for races.
A total of 51 state and federal primary contests are set to take place within the five boroughs on June 23, according to a tally from the city’s Campaign Finance Board. In addition, ballots for some will include a contentious battle for Queens borough president and plenty of contests for state district leader spots.
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