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Good government group concerned about how voting will go in New York

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the November 3rd election. Even in New York.

The good-government group Reinvent Albany said Tuesday said state lawmakers should remain concerned about voting and the pandemic.

“The turmoil experienced by some voters cannot be repeated in the general election – an election in which there will be many more voters participating,” said John Kaehny, the group’s executive director.


Reinvent Albany in particular remains concerned over whether state elections officials are up to the task and what changes are needed now.

“It is clear from your first hearing that the state needs to do much more to support elections – particularly ensuring New Yorkers of their absentee voting option. Moreover, we believe that a deep dive into the institutional workings of the state’s boards of elections system is long overdue. Hearings can help to build a record for needed reforms. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, shining the light of public scrutiny on New York’s too often inadequate elections administration can change behavior for the better,” the statement added.

 

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