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Automatic voter registration coming to New York

Automatic voter registration coming to New York
The law, signed Tuesday by Gov. Cuomo, makes it so New Yorkers will automatically be registered or have their voter information updated when they have contact with the government such as renewing a driver’s license through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

ALBANY — New York is streamlining voter registration by enacting an automatic process that will add eligible residents to the rolls when they interact with state or local government agencies.According to the Brennan Center, automatic voter registration in New York State will bring an estimated one million new eligible voters onto the rolls.Ribeiro/for New York Daily News) “At a time in our country when voting rights are under assault, New York is living up to our potential as a progressive leader,” said sponsor Sen.The Departments of Health, Labor and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance will join in 2024, while the State University of New York will also come online a year later.

According to the Brennan Center, automatic voter registration in New York State will bring an estimated one million new eligible voters onto the rolls.“And because this bill would put AVR in place in a number of New York agencies, it is sure to reach a broad cross-section of New Yorkers.

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