On May 21, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S7418 and A10112. These identical bills move the 2012 primary for legislative and local office from September 11 to September 13. This means New York will be voting on a Thursday this year instead of a Tuesday, for that primary. Legislators and others felt that September 11 should be a day to reflect on the 2001 tragedy, and should not be an election day.
The bills had been introduced on May 11 and passed on May 21. This shows how fast the New York legislature can make an election law change, when there is consensus for that change. Thanks to Mike Drucker for this news.