Senate Passes Deputy Leader Gianaris Bill To Enact Same-Day Voter Registration

New York Would Join 21 Other States Allowing Same-Day Registration if Constitutional Amendment Approved By Voters in November

ALBANY – Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris announced the State Senate passed his Constitutional amendment (S.517) allowing for same-day voter registration in New York State. The amendment, having passed the Senate for the second time, will now go before New Yorkers for ballot approval this November if the Assembly also provides second passage.

“Our Senate Democratic supermajority is fighting to move New York’s voter turnout from worst to first, giving all New Yorkers a stronger voice in elections and building more trust in our democracy,” said Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris. “I am thrilled the Senate passed this measure again and I look forward to its approval this fall.”

This amendment will let New York join 21 states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-day registration. This vote builds on the historic reforms passed by Senator Gianaris earlier this week and during the 2019 and 2020 Legislative Session.