"Last year, the new Senate Democratic Majority took historic action to break down barriers and protect all New Yorkers’ rights. The first legislation we advanced was a major election reform package, including an Early Voting system. Today, on the first day of Early Voting for the 2020 Elections, we see many thousands of New Yorkers lining up at polling sites throughout the State to have their voices heard. I urge New Yorkers to take advantage of early voting opportunities in their respective counties, or to apply for an absentee ballot by October 27. With Election Day just over a week away, I hope every eligible New York voter will step up and exercise their Constitutional Right to vote."