Our democracy is powered by active and engaged voters. Voting is how we can make a difference, and it’s one of the most important rights we have as U.S. citizens. Yet, here in New York, our outdated election laws make it far too difficult to take this crucial first step on the path to lifelong civic engagement. It’s time for our lawmakers in Albany to join the people of New York in fighting for increased access to the ballot box.
Voters need flexibility, and one way we can provide that is through early voting. New York is only one of 13 states that does not offer early voting, which would also ease and reduce long lines on Election Day. Voter registration also needs to be streamlined through measures like the Voter Empowerment Act, which calls for automatically registering eligible citizens, updating their information when they move within the state, and pre-registering sixteen and seventeen year olds.
But if we’re going to make a difference, we need your voice in this fight, too! Our democracy is strongest when all of us are heard. Vote Better NY supports early voting, measures that would make it easier for voters to register and update their registration information, automatic and same-day registration, and no-excuse absentee voting. Add your name if you agree it's time for voting reform in New York.