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Advocates can’t agree on changes for redistricting process

Advocates are working hard to change the way redistricting works in New York State.

The new proposed redistricting would cap the number of state senators at 63 as well as no longer count people in prison as part of a district.

This is part of a larger campaign that also wants to expand absentee voting laws, creating more accessibility to voters.

In 2014 an amendment to the redistricting laws took the process out of the hands of state lawmakers. The new proposal is not favored by all advocates; some worry it can allow the state legislature to draw their own lines again.