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Cuomo Signs Gianaris Bill Establishing Automatic Voter Registration in New York

Voters cast their ballot at a polling site in South Ozone Park on Election Day. (Michael Appleton/ Mayoral Photography Office)

Dec. 22, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law today that establishes an automatic voter registration system in New York.

The new law — sponsored by state Sen. Michael Gianaris — requires specific state agencies, like the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), to established an automatic voter registration system.

The law aims to expedite and streamline voter registration and, in turn, increase voter turnout.

For example, a New Yorker applying for a license through the DMV would be automatically registered to vote.

New Yorkers will have the option to opt out of voter registration, but voter registration will be initiated automatically when they apply for a license or another service.

For voters already registered, they can update any address changes for their vote in the same manner.

The law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. New York will join 18 other states which have similar automatic voter registration laws.

“Access to the ballot box should be easy and fair, and enacting Automatic Voter Registration will go a long way towards improving voter participation,” Gianaris said in a statement. “I am proud and thankful that the Governor has signed this bill, paving the way for over a million more New Yorkers to vote.”

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ASensibleMan

Lol!! A total vote fraud machine! As we saw with the stolen Presidential election, voting across America is deeply tainted.

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GOOD JOB AMERICA

Undocumented immigrants can get a drivers license. That means people that came here and just stayed here, can vote. That means that anyone from around the world, can come here, just stay here, get called undocumented immigrants instead of illegals. Now they can vote…? Might as well give them housing and free education, free legal services, free medical, and food. Oh wait, we already do….!

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Ali Abdalla.

I am not agree with the automatic voter registers Because it leads to Fake Voter This is why we are in trouble now with the result between Mr. Trump and mr Biden even if Mr. Biden win Not everyone believe he won in the good faith and I am agree with Mr. Trump for him to fight back It’s not because he’s good or bad But this is fair for him And then everyone believe in right Thing Actually Trump did a lot of good things between the Arab and Israel And the Korean n And bring job to America It’s very sad To have people like. Nancy Pelosi Check Chumash and Andrew Cuomo ( they should go ) They been in the power for a long time

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