Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing early voting in New York State that “is at least one week long, and includes the weekend before a scheduled Election Day,” according to an outine of the governor’s State of the State speech distributed by his office today. The day before the legislative races last year, Cuomo announced a loosening of rules govering emergency ballots to help address needs facing residents displaced immediately after Hurricane Sandy.
The proposal announced today is likely to be embraced by progressives and good-government groups who, like President Barack Obama, have complained about long voting lines on Election Day.
It’s also presumably more likely to be something Cuomo will be able to get agreement on in the legislature than, say, changes to the election dates.
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