NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - New York elections officials are expecting a crush of people who are not eligible to vote to show up at polling stations for next week's primary election.
The New York City Board of Elections executive director says their phone bank is already flooded with people who want to vote but can't because they missed the deadline to either register altogether or change their party affiliation. That deadline was back in October of last year.
He is concerned that many of them will show up to the polls thinking they can cast a ballot as an independent or be able to register on site like some states allow.
New York is a closed primary state. It means only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote in the April 19th primary and only in the party that they are already registered.
Two of Donald Trump's children, Ivanka and Eric, didn't register in time to vote as Republicans.
The deadline to register for the general election is October 14th. The Board of Elections expected a little more than half of the four million registered voters in the city to actually show up to the general election.