Turn one million New Yorkers into one million new voters
What is it? Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) would register eligible New Yorkers to vote when they interact with a government agency (i.e., the DMV, Department of Health), unless they opt out.
Why is this a priority in 2019? Participating in our democracy should never be an opt-in process, and AVR could turn more than one million New Yorkers into one million new voters.
What should it look like in New York? No two states are the same, so AVR looks different across the country. New York needs a model that is implemented at multiple government agencies and provides adequate safeguards to protect our most vulnerable populations.
What’s the status? Because of the intricacies in crafting a bill that increases equitable access to the ballot while protecting our most vulnerable neighbors, we are moving forward intentionally — with community input and in collaboration with the legislature — to determine the right path forward for New York.
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Join us in Albany on May 30 to rally for Automatic Voter Registration. Then we will show up in force for the public hearing by the Senate Elections Committee, to demonstrate the urgent need for Automatic Voter Registration.
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