early voting Ethics reform and early voting in New York still unsettled By Mark Scott • Apr 16, 2017 Ethics reforms and changes designed to make it easier to vote in New York were left out of the new state budget but could resurface when lawmakers return from spring break. Low voter turnout raises concerns By Karen DeWitt • Nov 24, 2015 At a hearing held by the State Assembly on expanded voting, advocates argued that New York needs to join more than half of the other state who offer some kind of extended voting. Listen Listening... / 3:05 Albany forum explores election reforms By Mark Scott • Mar 24, 2014 New York is behind other states when it comes to the issue of election reforms. A forum will be held in Albany Monday that will explore changes to make voting easier. New York considers early voting By Mike Desmond • Jan 2, 2013 Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wants New York to join the ranks of states with early voting.