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New legislation would send all New Yorkers absentee ballots

New legislation would send all New Yorkers absentee ballots
Posted at 8:21 AM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 08:31:06-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York state Sen. Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) introduced new legislation which would require the state Board of Elections to send absentee ballots to all New Yorkers.

According to the legislation, the Boards of Elections would be required to mail absentee ballots no later than 30 days before any election scheduled.

“Many New Yorkers are already feeling overwhelmed during this unprecedented time in modern history. They shouldn’t also have to worry about jeopardizing their safety because they want to exercise their right to vote in an election,” said Senator Tim Kennedy. “While New York works around the clock to protect public health, we also need to ensure that we’re protecting civic responsibilities. Through this bill, we’re encouraging voter participation through a safe and thoughtful process, and ensuring people still have their voices heard in our democracy.”

You can read the legislation here.