July 7, 2017

Speaker Heastie Responds to Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity's Demand for Voter Data

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie issued a letter calling on the New York State Board of Elections to deny the Presidential Advisory Commission on Elections' demand for voter information.

"The request indicates that any voter registration documents submitted to the Commission, including identification information, political affiliation, voter history and citizenship status, will be made available to the public. This has justifiably resulted in serious concerns among New York's registered voters and I share these concerns," said Heastie.

"Rather than expend resources trying to disenfranchise registered voters, the Commission should instead focus their efforts on making the process more accessible and fair through the adoption of early voting practices and the elimination of special interests' influence and dark money on elections."

Click here to view the full letter.