automatic
voter registration

Download our AVR 1-Pager    Download our Let NY Vote   1-sheet   for our full list of priorities. (  En Español  ).    Find sponsors, targets & contact info here  . (Find out who your rep is  here .)

Download our AVR 1-Pager

Download our Let NY Vote 1-sheet for our full list of priorities. (En Español).

Find sponsors, targets & contact info here. (Find out who your rep is here.)

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.


join our may 30
advocacy day

 

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.

 

EMAIL YOUR REPS

 

It only takes only a minute to make your voice heard — our web tool connects you to your State Senator & Assembly Member and has our current priorities included in the draft.

 

CALL YOUR REPS
OR WRITE A POSTCARD

Albany Senate Switchboard 518-455-2800
Albany Assembly Switchboard 518-455-4218
* Find sponsors, targets & contact info here.
* Find out who your rep is here.
* Use this same script to write a postcard to your reps!

SCRIPT

Thank you for your work so far this session on the passage of historic voting reforms. I’d like to ask for your continued support — and active advocacy — for three more essential voting rights reforms:

• Restoring the voting rights for people on parole (S1931/A4987).
• Automatic voter registration (Beyond the DMV, and providing adequate safeguards to protect our most vulnerable populations).
• Flexibility to change party affiliation (closer to election day).

Can I count on you to support all three reforms?

write a
letter to the editor


meet with your reps in May

 

Sign up to meet with your representatives and we’ll send information for a successful — including our lobby guide, your rep’s contact info and schedules, printable documents, our current targeted asks of your specific rep, and other support.

After your meeting, make sure to report back, it’s the key step to help us strategize & win.