Pass Early Voting in New York
Voting should be straightforward, but New York makes it much too hard.
New Yorkers face arbitrary registration deadlines, faraway polls and long lines just to cast a ballot. One of the top reasons residents say they didn’t vote is because they couldn’t find the time. In recent elections, red tape has caused dismal voter registration and turn-out across the state. Just last year New York had the eighth worst turn-out in the country.
Nothing should keep New Yorkers from exercising their fundamental right to vote – After all, voting is the right we exercise to protect all other rights.
That’s why it’s time to modernize New York’s antiquated voting laws and make early voting a reality. This long overdue reform would allow voters to cast their ballot 12 days ahead of elections, affording them the flexibility to visit polling sites at their convenience. That means they could manage work obligations, illness, transportation, disability and unexpected obstacles to the polls.
TAKE ACTION: Demand lawmakers pass and fund early voting
Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY), Governor
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Carl E. Heastie, Speaker, New York State Assembly
John J. Flanagan, Majority Leader, New York State Senate