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Voting rights groups to push lawmakers on upcoming voting options, primary consolidation


NEW YORK -- State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, New York State Board of Elections Co-Chair Douglas A. Kellner, Onondaga County Democractic Elections Commissioner Dustin Czarny, and Susan Lerner of Common Cause/NY will join together Friday for a press conference call to urge New York lawmakers to expand absentee voting in New York, as well as consolidate the primaries to June 23rd.

Currently, New York State has a very narrow set of reasons as to why voters can request an absentee ballot and vote absentee. Senator Biaggi's bill would expand those qualifications to include voters who are concerned over the spread of an illness during a state of emergency like COVID-19.

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