Cuomo Signs Lavines Electoral Reform Bills into Law
New York, NY Earlier today, Assembly Election Law Chairman Charles Lavine joined Governor Andrew Cuomo as he signed his three key voting measures into law.
Governor Cuomo made several mentions of Lavines dedication saying he has long advocated for these reforms. Included in the bill package is legislation to combine federal non-presidential and state primaries, creation of an early voting period prior to any primary, special or general election and legislation that will allow 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote. Those in attendance were especially enthusiastic when early voting became the topic of conversation, the Governor adding, Early voting is going to be transformative for the system.
Our democratic process is dependent on our ability to ensure New York residents are able to exercise their fundamental right to vote with ease, Lavine said. These new laws will ensure accessibility and encourage participation in our electoral system, while brining greater transparency to our campaign finance laws. Now, more than ever, we need to stand up and protect our democratic process.