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Please call Governor Cuomo to thank him for including $7 million to fund Early Voting in his Executive Budget as requested in our petition, and urge him to keep voting reforms as his top priority during budget negotiations. Let's show him that thousands of New Yorkers expect him to keep his promises and Let NY Vote!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo,
It’s time for New York to join the 37 states and DC that offer Early Voting. We urge you to do more than just talk this year and actually commit to giving eligible New Yorkers the freedom to vote by including at least $6.4 million in funding for Early Voting in the 30-day amendments to your $168 billion Executive Budget. It’s a bipartisan no-brainer: everyone deserves an opportunity to get to the polls and vote when it’s convenient. No one should have to choose between their family, their job and their vote - fund early voting and #LetNYvote in 2018!
We the people urge Governor Cuomo to commit to giving eligible New Yorkers the freedom to vote by including at least $6.4 million in funding for Early Voting in the 30-day amendments to his $168 billion Executive Budget.
More than two-thirds of the states – 37 states plus the District of Columbia – offer some form of an Early Voting period before election day, making voting more accessible for working people who can’t easily get to the polls on election day.
Early Voting, which gives voters the freedom to vote at their own chosen time, is a non-partisan issue that is popular with millions of New York voters– according to a recent Siena College poll, 65% of New Yorkers support some form of Early Voting no matter what part of the state they live in.
Voting should be fair and accessible for all eligible citizens across New York State, whether they live in a rural area, suburban town or crowded city. Whether they’re a working parent, a student, a senior, or from a military family, all eligible New Yorkers deserve an opportunity to get to the polls and vote when they are most free to do so without compromising their job or family responsibilities.
We, the undersigned, call on Governor Cuomo to exercise his leadership and provide funding for Early Voting in the 30-day amendments to the Executive Budget.
This petition has been created by Let NY Vote, a statewide coalition of grassroots groups and legacy organizations working together to modernize NY's voting laws. We will be delivering the signed petition to Governor Cuomo on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018.
If you are participating in our petition drive and collecting petitions, please turn them in by February 12.