Monsey Drive Aims To Register 4,200 New Voters

MONSEY, N.Y. – -

A voter registration drive launched this week in Monsey aims to add an additional 4,200 voters from the Orthodox community.

With lawmakers pushing to wrench control of the local school board from the democratically elected majority, and a county executive accused in a lawsuit of trying to limit the community’s growth, the local askanim say that the solution is by increasing the community’s voter base.

The purpose of the drive, a flier distributed to all yeshivos in Monsey says, is “to enable us to stand strong against the current troubling tide of rising hatred against Jewish religious life and growth.” This can be done by ensuring “the election of positive minded politicians who have our best interests in mind.”

There are approximately 15,000 voters registered by community groups.