New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation (NYFRF) has released its 2020 Primary Voter Guide, available here. Jason J. McGuire, President of NYFRF, made the following remarks:
“Coinciding with the start of early voting in this year’s primary elections on Saturday, June 13, NYFRF is pleased to announce the release of its 2020 Primary Voter Guide. Whether voters take part in early voting, utilize an absentee ballot or visit the polls on Primary Day, June 23, New Yorkers have important decisions to make at the ballot box. There’s the Democratic Presidential Primary, numerous congressional and state legislative primaries and even a special election in the 27th Congressional District. To make those decisions, voters need reliable and unbiased information. The Voter Guide provides that information and makes it available in a free, mobile-friendly format.”
McGuire continued, “Primary elections can be confusing. Most people don’t understand that New York has a closed primary system, meaning you must belong to a political party to vote in that party’s primary election. In essence, voters of a political party are picking candidates that they want to represent their party in the November General Election. In preparing the tool, NYFRF mailed questionnaires to every candidate facing primaries in New York’s congressional and state legislative races. Candidates’ responses are added to the Voter Guide, and information about candidates who have not yet completed the questionnaire is researched by our staff.”
McGuire concluded, “NYFRF is confident that voters will find the Voter Guide to be a comprehensive, nonpartisan resource. The 2020 Primary Voter Guide can be found here. All New York voters—regardless of faith, affiliation, or ideology—are invited to use it.”
New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation is a nonprofit charity that provides educational resources regarding politics and government.