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NYS expands absentee voting for November election

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Yesterday, the governor signed into law a 3-part election reform package allowing New Yorkers more access to an absentee ballot in November’s General Election.

The new legislation allows applications to be submitted immediately to local election boards and ensures any voter can get an absentee ballot out of risk or fear of illness, including COVID-19.

Any ballot postmarked on or before Election Day or received the day after without a postmark will be counted, as long as they’re received by November 10.

“The federal administration has ordered an unprecedented attack on the U.S. Postal Service and with COVID-19 threatening our ability to have safe, in-person voting, these measures are critical to ensuring a successful and fair election at one of the most important moments in our nation’s history,” Governor Cuomo said. “These actions will further break down barriers to democracy and will make it easier for all New Yorkers to exercise their right to vote this November.”

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