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Minors can now pre-register to vote

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 11:05:08-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you are 16 or 17-years-old you can pre-register to vote on your 18th birthday in New York State.

Preregistration was one of several major election law reforms passed by lawmakers and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in January 2019.

We know turnout among young voters is consistently low, and part of breaking that cycle is making registration easier and more flexible.
Erie County Democratic Elections Commissioner Jeremy J. Zellner

Pre-registering is easy as applying for a drving permit. In fact, you can do it at the same time. In the end, it eliminates an extra step later on.

Just click here for more information on voting and voting registration in New York State.