New York governor signs new laws to expand mail-in voting
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed a bill to expand mail-in voting across the state ahead of the general election in November. The new laws allow voters to request absentee ballots if they are at risk of or fear contracting an illness, including .
New Yorkers may begin requesting absentee ballots immediately. Ballots with postmarks showing they were mailed on or before Election Day (November 3) will be counted if they are received by November 10.
“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,” Cuomo said in a statement.