Democrats in the state Senate are taking another step towards making it easier for New Yorkers to vote. After passing a series of sweeping voter reforms earlier this year, Dems will seek input on boosting voter turnout by instituting automatic voter enrollment at a May 30 hearing in the state capital, the Senate Majority will announce on Monday.
Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D-Brooklyn), chairman of the Elections Committee, will lead a panel of lawmakers as they hear from experts and officials and weigh the creation of an automatic voter registration system.
“Automatic Voter Registration is a straightforward and evidenced-backed policy that would remove barriers between voters and the ballot box and make it easier for people to make their voices heard,” Myrie said in a statement.
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