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Cuomo signs bill to make local elections more transparent

All politics is local and so is the package of measures Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Friday that are designed to strengthen election transparency.

Cuomo approved bills that require local boards of election to publish more information on contribution limits and special elections.

“The democratic process only works when voters and candidates alike have the right information – especially when it comes to contribution limits and election dates,” Cuomo said. “By signing these measures into law, we will further increase transparency and help ensure all New Yorkers have the opportunity to make their voices heard during special elections.”

One bill approved Friday will require local boards of elections to tabulate and publish contribution limits for all county, town, city and village offices on the ballot in an election year on their websites by April 15.

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