Tuesday August 23 is Primary Election Day in New York State for the House of Representative of the US Congress and seats to New York State Senate. Other states hold primaries on a different date. Guyanese and other Caribbean people are urged to come out and vote.
Polls open at 6:00 AM and closes at 9:00 PM. Primary election selects the candidate or nominee for a position for a party. The nominees of each party face off in the November ballot, the first Tuesday of the month.
A few Guyanese and several other Caribbean people are on the ballot for NYS Senate. One female Guyanese from Brooklyn is coasting to victory. An Indian male is challenging an established incumbent in Queens in the greater Little Guyana neighborhood. He is expected to go down in defeat.
Other Guyanese are also involved in the election – fundraising for candidates and or engaged in grass roots campaigning. Several Guyanese are engaged in phone banking, door knocking, and literature distribution on the streets and house to house.