Gov. Andrew Cuomo likes to say that New York is the most progressive state in the country. But when it comes to rules and regulations regarding voting, the state’s status can best be called archaic.
Voting isn’t just a right; it’s a responsibility. And the U.S. Supreme Court has made it clear how much more responsible we must all be if we want to preserve that right.
As those of you who read my Jan. 1 “My View,” I am passionate about voting reform in New York. Now two voting reform bills have moved from the New York State Senate Elections Committee to the Senate Rules Committee.
The right — and responsibility — to vote is a fundamental part of our democratic process. Yet New York state consistently has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the country, and part of that is due to the antiquated and overly difficult voting process.
“If young people decide to go out there and vote, we have the power to affect what the government does. We could have a big impact.” So said Nestor Aguilera, a 20-year-old...
As this legislative session winds down, the New York State Senate has the opportunity to push forward a series of commonsense voter reforms.
The right to vote is fundamental to our democratic process. New York state consistently has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the country.
New York is stuck. Free New York. New York needs voting reform to bring voting procedures into the 21st century.
The Senate Democrats on Monday are set to force a committee discussion and vote on a package of election reform bills...
New York’s Byzantine election laws make it difficult to vote here. One relevant example: It’s too late to switch your party registration if you hope to vote in a different primary in 2018,