Democrats say they plan to pass measures Monday that would establish an early voting period and pre-register 16- and 17-year-olds.
“We have an opportunity, now that we have a Democratic majority, to include more people in the democratic process. One of those ways, a commonsense way, is to give people more time to vote,” said state Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D), the chair of the Senate’s elections committee and the sponsor of the early voting bill. “Anyone that finds themselves as an opponent of having more people vote and more people involved in the democratic process should really question why they are opposing. This is not a Democratic increase, this is not a Republican increase. This is a voter increase in participation.”