Senate Deputy Leader Gianaris Floor Speech on Absentee Ballot Reform

Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris passed two bills as part of the Senate Democratic Majority’s efforts to improve New York State’s electoral system and empower voters, part of their tradition of kicking off the legislative session by passing major pro-voter, anti-disenfranchisement, pro-democracy legislation. The bills passed provided greater access to using absentee ballots and ensuring they are counted, no-excuse absentee voting, and an absentee ballot tracking system.