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Voter registration is very much a genealogical issue. When today's eligible voters have *not* voted recently:
l) Some counties are removing their names from their "active" rosters, so these citizens will be unable to vote in
upcoming NY elections, including federal primaries next week and the presidential election of November 2016.
(2) This valuable resource will diminish in importance as voter registration is on the decline.
Lots of complaints in metro NYC that New York's deadline for voter registration is too early; it was last October. Think about it:
Why should the cut-off date be different state to state? Isn't six months overtly cautious in this computer age? Interestingly, today's
news reports that two of Trump's voting-age children aren't registered Republicans, so...can't vote for Pops next week. If the families of politicos are out of the loop, just imagine everyday NYers.
Residents of New York State can check their voting status here, where you will not find deceased ancestors.>
Voter registrations are such genealogically rich resources. They provide more than a party affiliation, or street address, via Ancestry. What Acnestry offers is merely an index to a pithy goldmine. If you've not researched at your county board of election archives, don't knock it until you've tried it.
HOW TO SEARCH
In NYS, records are on file at the county level. Just as with the 1890 NYC Police Census, you begin with a street address, not a name. The larger the city, the more important it is to know the Assembly District (AD) and Election District (ED). These are some of the fancy numbers atop census pages. Most searchers pay more attention to the other ED, the Enumeration District.
The MANHATTAN BOARD OF ELECTIONS is still located at 200 Varick Street. Once upon a time NYC NARA was located at 201 Varick,
so a trip to one, meant a trip to the other. My APG branch met at their warehouse at 448 W 16th St. and I had to the chance to search its huge, handwritten ledgers 1916-1920 (gaps) and 1923-1956 for numerous ancestors. Remember: These records may supplement
naturalization searches, since only citizens could vote.
Information includes each voter's name, street address, date they last voted, names of all adults registered at the same address, DOB, party of preference, previous voting address, and voting status.
So, when you vote, you'll be leaving a trail, just like Handel and Gretel leaving bread bits, for future generations.
From: Lynne via <myfamroots(a)comcast.net,
While I can sympathize, this is not related to genealogy.
On 4/6/2016 6:29 PM, mizscarlettny via wrote:
> Here is a list of all NY State Boards of Elections, by county.
> Recently I found an interactive city-wide map of voting results
> from the last presidential primary. I was shocked to see that the
> Upper East Side of Manhattan had the largest number of voters = 24%.
> The majority of sections has single digit figures.