Queens senators introduce legislation to boost voter participation in New York

Angela Matua

January 24, 2018

Originally published in QNS.com on January 24, 2018.

New York consistently has some of the lowest voter turnout rates in the country, but several Queens senators are trying to change that with a package of bills that would make it easier for residents to access the ballot box.

"Expanding and protecting voters rights here in New York is paramount in making the process easier and more accessible for a larger number of voters,” said state Senator Joseph Addabbo. “Having the second lowest voter participation in the nation does not reflect well on our state. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, and if we want to continue to have a strong democracy, we need to find measures to allow more individuals to get to the ballot box."