Big $$$: See How Much NY’s Extra Primary Will Cost Your County
The failure of New York legislature to draw fair district lines has Upstate taxpayers left paying hefty bills.
In April, the State Court of Appeals ruled US House of Representatives and state Senate district maps drawn up by Democratic lawmakers were declared unconstitutional gerrymandering.
The statewide primary for Governor, Lt. Governor, State Assembly, and State Judiciary takes place on Tuesday as scheduled, but the US House of Representatives and State Senate primaries will be held separate on August 23. Governor Kathy Hochul and other state officials were staunchly opposed to moving the entire primary process to August. An outside expert is still redrawing the gerrymandered districts.