Caribbean pols urge community to exercise voting franchise


With the beginning of early voting in New York on Saturday, Caribbean legislators have been urging the community to exercise their franchise and cast ballots in the general elections on Nov. 2.

“Whether you cast your vote early, by mail, or on Election Day, it is critical that you get out and vote,” New York State Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn, chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, told Caribbean Life on Monday.

“Local elections are the foundation of our democracy,” added the daughter of Haitian immigrants. “Who governs our city and state will determine the policies that affect us day-to-day, for years to come.