STATE BAR ASSOCIATION CALLS FOR MODERNIZATION OF
NEW YORK’S ELECTION SYSTEM TO BOOST LOW TURNOUT
The New York State Bar Association today offered recommendations for
modernizing the election process in New York, including allowing early
voting, online voter registration and Election Day registration. The
goal is to boost the state’s abysmal voter turnout and
The Association’s House of Delegates approved the report of the
Special Committee on Voter Participation at its January 25 meeting in
New York City.
“New York, once a leader in civic participation and voting, has
fallen behind other states, in large part because its registration and
voting procedures have failed to keep up with innovative practices and
modern technology,” said State Bar President Seymour W. James, Jr.
(The Legal Aid Society in New York City). “It is important to the
democratic process that barriers which inhibit or discourage voter
participation be removed.”
the full news release here.