The state Senate on approved a measure that moves state and local primaries two days in advance to Sept. 13, a Thursday, and off Sept. 11.

In addition to the anniversary of the terrorist attacks, the state primary this year would also fall on the last day of Rosh Hashanah.

“We live in a great democracy where the right to vote is a privilege we don’t take lightly,” said Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat from Brooklyn who conferences with the Republicans in the chamber. “Today, we have done our part to guarantee all voters their right to vote. New Yorkers, who would find it impossible, or difficult to do both, will be able to observe the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, or the solemn day of 9/11, without concern.”

Support for moving the primary away from Sept. 11 has been historically bipartisan in Albany and the Democratic-led Assembly has previously approved a bill to move the date. The measure now awaits Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature.

“Changing this year’s primary date is absolutely necessary,” said Sen.. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat. “It is unjust to ask voters to choose between their civic duty and their observance of a sacred holiday. It is my responsibility to encourage and empower citizens to engage in our democratic process. Therefore, I will do everything in my power to remove any hindrance from participating in our elections.”

What has been a heavier lift for Albany is unifying the two primary dates for state and local elections and congressional races, the latter scheduled in June by a federal court order. Republicans have backed an August date for the primary, which Democratic lawmakers have rejected.