NY eyes voting reforms following defeat of ballot referendum

Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 7:22 PM EST
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York would extend absentee balloting through the rest of 2022 under a bill that breezed through the Democratic-controlled Senate and Assembly this month.

The bill will next head to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s desk. Her office didn’t immediately say whether she plans to sign it.

The bill comes months after voters in November defeated two proposed constitutional amendments expanding voting rights that Democrats wielding a legislative supermajority expected to easily pass.

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