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New York expands access to absentee ballots, enacts other election reforms

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New York Daily News

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is making it easier for voters to request absentee ballots and allowing mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day to be considered timely. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a host of voting-related bills into law Friday that supporters say will expand and ease the use of absentee ballots in the Empire State by eliminating signed applications and allowing voters to request ballots via email. The changes build on reforms enacted as the state saw a massive increase in the use of absentee ballots during the COVID-19 crisis. “This sweeping, comprehensive package of legislation will …

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