early voting

Chris Caya WBFO News

Election Day 2018 is less than a month away - and that means time to register to vote is running out. The deadline is Oct. 12.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting $7 million into his 30-day budget amendments to fund poll sites for early voting in New York by the 2020 presidential race.


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.

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.


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.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wants New York to join the ranks of states with early voting.