Statement in Response to Passage of Early Voting Legislation
By Stephen J. Acquario, Executive Director of the New York State Association of Counties
Combining the state and federal primaries will not provide counties outside New York City with enough savings to offset the cost of early voting.
NYSAC requests that the State work with local boards of elections to enumerate the full fiscal impact of early voting and ensure proper funding is appropriated to cover the costs before any statutory provisions are put in place. On behalf of the counties outside New York City, we call on Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Legislators to include funding in the 2019-20 State Budget to cover the cost of implementing early voting, otherwise it will be one more unfunded state mandated cost on local property taxpayers."
Read NYSAC's reports and fact sheets on election reforms here.
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