Early Voting is at risk — and it needs funding to succeed!
We need to drive calls all week long to remind Leaders Stewart-Cousins and Heastie that funding must stay in the budget, and to tell Governor Cuomo that Early Voting and Electronic Pollbooks funding is non-negotiable.
2019 has been a historic year for voting rights reform in New York. We will finally have 9 days of early voting. But in order for it to succeed, it needs state funding. The final state budget is due April 1, and it will all come down to priorities and negotiations.
We need YOU to let them know that funding for Early Voting and Electronic Pollbooks is absolutely essential, so we can ensure that Early Voting is a success when it finally comes to New York state this year.
518-474-8390 (press 2)
Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins
Speaker of the Assembly Heastie
They said it couldn't be done . . . but together, we made history!!!!!!
Thanks to the hard work of our grassroots activists across New York state who have fought for years to bring about long overdue voting reform, we passed the first major voting reforms in New York in over 100 years! By passing this initial package of voting reforms on day one of the legislative session, our representatives have sent us a clear message that our voices have been heard, and that this is just the beginning!
Do you want fair voting in New York?
This was an amazing and historic first step toward profound, structural voting reform in New York, and there is much still to do to make sure that these reforms are funded and implemented correctly, and that our other reforms pass. Here are next steps to take.
NEW YORKERS WANT
FREE, FAIR AND SECURE voting.
But unlike many other states, New York's antiquated laws discourage voting and deny citizens the freedom to vote. Together, we can change that. Let NY Vote has common-sense steps needed to protect and expand the freedom to vote for every eligible New Yorker.