While other states are moving to put more restrictions on voting, New York this fall will ask residents to vote on proposals to ease access to the ballot. One would permit “same day voter registration,” allowing people to register to vote all the way up to Election Day. Current law requires someone to register at least 10 days prior to Election Day. The other would eliminate the requirement that someone provide a valid reason for requesting an absentee ballot, such as illness or being out of town on Election Day. Instead, anyone requesting one could get one. Yancy Roy, Newsday.
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