Velmanette Montgomery

Represents the 25th Senate District 
Sponsored Legislation Highlight – S4440; Authorizes persons at least sixteen years old to submit an application to register to vote 
Highest Points Category – Ability to Vote (Category II); focused on state imposed barriers to voting and procedures for eligibility to vote 
2017-2018 Legislative Session Total Points: 39

Senator Montgomery’s voting rights record is ranked 5th of 9 Brooklyn State Senators.

Senator Montgomery is a Democrat representing District 25, which includes Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Red Hook, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Sunset Park, Gowanus, and Park Slope.

During the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, Senator Montgomery sponsored only one voting rights bill, which would allow for the pre-registration of 16-year-olds. Senator Montgomery also co-sponsored seven bills concerning absentee voting in nursing homes and senior citizen residences; improving the ability to vote when there has been a voter name or address change; shortening lead time for party enrollment change requests; establishing early voting; implementing automatic voter registration; and restoring voting rights to parolees. In comparison to her peers in Brooklyn, Senator Montgomery’s legislative record on this issue is average. Senator Montgomery does participate by co-sponsoring bills, but she does not spearhead much comprehensive legislation.

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Brooklyn Voters Alliance is an all-volunteer organization that works to protect and expand voting rights in New York State. We promote voter participation, education, and the reform of New York’s regressive voting laws to ensure fairness and equal access to our fundamental right to vote.