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January 12, 2018  RSS feed
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2 states alter primary dates to avoid High Holiday conflict

BOSTON (JTA) – Massachusetts and Rhode Island have changed their primary dates this year to avoid a conflict with the Jewish High Holidays.

In Massachusetts, the secretary of state, William Galvin, announced that the voting would be moved up to Sept. 4, the day after Labor Day and two weeks earlier than the original date, which was the eve of Yom Kippur.

In Rhode Island, the election scheduled for Sept. 11, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, was moved to the following day, as per a state law mandating the vote be held the next business day available. It will be the first time since 1988 that an election will be held on a Wednesday, according to WPRI.com.

New York, New Hampshire and Delaware are holding statewide primary elections on Sept. 11, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In Florida, the primary is Aug. 28.


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