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SOUND OFF: Early voting debated in NY, but is it a good idea?

It would cost local election agencies $7 million.

But, supporters of early voting say it’s time for New York to join the rest of the U.S. Those who support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s early-voting measure, which would require 12 days of ‘early’ voting before Election Day — say it would expand voting, encourage electoral engagement, and make it more convenient.

Opponents of the concept say it’s mostly a matter of money. The $7 million that it would cost local election officials has not been included in any outline put forward by Gov. Cuomo.



Elected leaders in Albany face the uphill battle of closing a significant budget gap, without introducing more spending, but New York is one of the last remaining states that does not utilize an ‘early’ voting system.

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