New York State Senate Dems push voting reforms

Brian Kavanagh

Originally published in amNY

State Senate Democratic leaders pushed a package of election reforms to make it easier for New Yorkers to cast their ballot.

The upper chamber’s leading politicians in Albany promoted 11 pieces of legislation to expand voting access, noting other predominantly Republican states that have recently worked to limit the political franchise.

“Unfortunately, just last year, 49 states introduced over 440 bills with provisions not to expand voting but to limit it. In New York, we obviously take a different path by becoming a safer haven for electoral participation for fair voting laws,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D–Yonkers) during a virtual press briefing via Zoom Monday, Jan. 10.