The New York State Senate passed election reforms to improve statewide voter access and stem disenfranchisement. The reforms spearheaded by the Senate Majority mark the fourth consecutive year the Senate has opened legislative activity with “major pro-voter, anti-disenfranchisement, pro-democracy legislation.”
“At the start of every session we pay homage to the voters of this state and take action to ensure their votes are respected and protected,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. “As states around the country have rolled back voting reforms, here in New York, we have made it clear that elections matter, voting matters, and leadership matters. The bills advanced today continue our efforts to modernize our electoral system and create a fairer and more transparent system. I applaud the bill sponsors for advancing these bills and standing up for New York voters.”
Read the Senate Majority Release.