Strengthening, Expanding Voter Participation


The New York State Senate recently passed a series of election reforms to make voting easier, more efficient, and more accountable. The 2020 measures expand upon laws passed  last year that took effect ahead of the November general election. These reforms scheduled state and federal primaries for the same day; made voter registrations automatically update when New Yorkers relocate in-state; and for 10 days prior to Election Day, gave New Yorkers the option to vote early. 

State Board of Elections records show that these reforms produced results in the November 2019 General Election. They drove civic involvement, and fueled demands for more voter empowerment. Learn more about the 2020 reforms below.

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