Senate Elections Committee To Hold Long Island Hearing On Proposals To Improve Election Law

October 27, 2009

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28th, 2 PM – 5 PM
WHERE: Theodore Roosevelt Executive Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola, NY 11501
Tomorrow, the Senate Elections Committee will hold a hearing on proposals intended to continue to explore and improve the voting process and procedures in New York. The hearing will address the implementation of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) across New York State and the pilot program for optical scan voting machines in the primary and upcoming elections, as well as ballot access for candidates and legislation to discourage deceptive practices and voter intimidation (S. 2554-A/Stewart-Cousins).
Wednesday’s hearing will mark the continuation of a series of hearings dedicated to increasing awareness about election policy and voting. These state-wide hearings, which began in April and continued in May and June, covered a diverse array of topics including; voter registration; voting/casting a ballot and poll-sites; and campaign finance reform.
The hearing will be broadcast live at
Questions about the hearing may be directed to Allison Kelrick at: