The state’s turnout rates are woeful. Photo: Wang Ying/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images With New Yorkers heading to the polls on Thursday for the gubernatorial primary, it’s a good time to reflect on the dreadful state of the supposedly progressive state’s voting laws. Despite a governor who pays lip service to the issue, New York seems determined to make it difficult for its citizens to cast ballots, forgoing the progress made in much of the rest of the country in recent years. Perhaps not coincidentally, New York has some of the lowest voting rates in America. Daily Intelligencer spoke briefly with Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause NY, about why New York’s antiquated rules are still with us today, and whether they might change anytime soon. Can you give me a quick overview of the ways in which New York is worse than other states around the country at making it easy for people to vote? New York likes to pride itself on being exceptional — and in the area of election administration, it is exceptionally behind. Thirty-seven other states have early voting; we’ve seen waves of reform elsewhere in the past decade, with other states adding features like… Read full this story
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