Brindisi Statement: It’s Time to Implement Early Voting in New York State

February 13, 2018

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica today issued the following statement, following Governor Cuomo’s decision to include $7 million in his 30 day budget amendments to fund early voting in New York State:

“Allowing New York residents to vote early is a change I wholeheartedly support. New York is one of the few states where voters cannot cast their ballots early, and many of my constituents have told me they support a system allowing early voting. In the recent 2016 general election, New York ranked 41st among the 50 states in voter participation. This proposal will boost civic interest and participation in elections, and also will remove barriers to voting. I strongly support legislation to establish early voting within 14 days for primary and general elections because the right to vote is a cornerstone of our democracy, and in today’s busy society, it will allow more citizens to have a voice and a vote.” – Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi