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A Community Conversation: Breaking the Barriers to Voting in NYS

The problem:
New York State ranked 41st in voter turnout in 2016 with 57.3% of eligible voters casting ballots. Many voters opt not to vote for a variety of individual reasons but systemic barriers exist, especially in NYS.

Possible solutions:
You are invited to a series of community conversations focusing on legislation passed or under consideration in the NYS Legislature. Learn more about the lawmaking process and how to best use your voice to Break the Barriers to Voting in NYS.

FORUM #1: BARRIERS TO VOTER REGISTRATION
Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Presenters:
Jennifer Wilson, League of Women Voters of New York State, Program and Policy Director
Thomas F. Ferrarese, Monroe County Board of Elections, Commissioner
Douglas E. French, Monroe County Board of Elections, Commissioner

Click here to register for the forum or call 585.262.3730

RESOURCES

Topic Description

Website

General Voting Information by State

http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns.aspx

Absentee & Early Voting

http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/absentee-and-early-voting.aspx

State Laws Governing Early Voting

http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/early-voting-in-state-elections.aspx

Electronic Poll Books

http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/electronic-pollbooks.aspx

Election articles from across the country

https://www.easyelectionsny.org/news/

Election studies in NY and across the US

https://www.brennancenter.org/research

Election turnout rates

http://www.electproject.org/home/voter-turnout/voter-turnout-data

NY State Assembly Passage of Voting Reforms

http://www.lwvny.org/advocacy/election-law/2017/Joint-Press-Statement-on-Assembly-Voting-Reform-Package-FINAL_0517.pdf

League of Women Voters of New York State

http://www.lwvny.org

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