New York lawmakers showed their commitment yesterday (March 13) to providing funding to support early voting in their respective budgets.
Both the State Senate and the Assembly included funding for early voting in their one-house budgets. The Assembly set aside $7M and the Senate $10M to cover general operating expenses.
The Assembly also allocated $27M for electronic poll books and printers.
The State Legislature passed early voting into law in January, providing voters nine (9) additional days to vote before an election.