Statement From Attorney General Letitia James On Passage Of Voting Reform Bills

"Voting is our most basic democratic right, and by making it easier to vote we are making good on our promise to be a progressive state. For too long, New York has been governed by antiquated voting laws that limit our ability to exercise this right, rather than encourage, expand, and simplify the process. I applaud the New York State Legislature for acting swiftly to pass these critical bills to provide early voting, same-day voter registration, pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds, portable registration, no excuse absentee voting, and consolidating primaries. I look forward to these bills being signed into law and New York finally addressing voter suppression.”