Editorial: New York to begin early voting as way to increase participation


by The Suffolk Times | February 18, 2018     In this space last July, we commended an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to expand voter registration opportunities in New York. The executive order directed every state agency to make voter registration forms available and offer assistance in filling them out. The order also established a new voter … Continue reading Editorial: New York to begin early voting as way to increase participation

Restoring Voting Rights for Felons


Published by The New York Times| January 14, 2018 To the Editor: The Times rightly criticizes Florida’s denial of the right to vote to people with felony convictions. New York practices its own version of this undemocratic exclusion. According to a report by the Brennan Center, more than 100,000 New Yorkers are currently banned from voting because … Continue reading Restoring Voting Rights for Felons

Kavanagh, Good Government Groups, and Other Legislators Call on Governor Cuomo to Fund Early Voting in the Fiscal 2018-2019 Executive Budget


by Citizens Union | January 9, 2018 (Albany, NY) — One day after being appointed Ranking Democratic Member of the New York State Senate Elections Committee, Senator Brian Kavanagh today joined with fellow legislators and advocates — including the Brennan Center for Justice, Citizen Action of New York, Citizens Union, Common Cause/NY, the League of Women Voters of New York … Continue reading Kavanagh, Good Government Groups, and Other Legislators Call on Governor Cuomo to Fund Early Voting in the Fiscal 2018-2019 Executive Budget