ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York lawmakers want to overhaul the state’s antiquated and cumbersome voting rules to make it easier for more people to cast a ballot.
Democratic senators announced several proposals Monday, including early voting up to eight days before an election, automatic registration and easier party enrollment prior to primary elections.
New York is among only 13 states without early voting. In addition, early party enrollment deadlines prevented many people from casting a primary ballot last year, including two of President Donald Trump’s children.
“Our election administration is mired in the 19th century,” good government advocate Susan Lerner told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, both Democrats, have proposed their own voting reforms.
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