NY to introduce online voting
A new package of bills in Albany supported by good-government advocates would allow New Yorkers to register to vote over the Internet, computerise voter registration, and encourage teenagers to register even before they are eligible to vote.
The aim is to end New York's worsening voter turnout record. Just 36 per cent of adults voted in the 2010 elections.
"To continue to rebuild trust and respect in our political system, we should make it easier, not harder, for citizens to vote," said Bill Samuels, founder of the New Roosevelt Initiative, a good-government advocacy group.
State Senator Michael Gianaris of Queens and Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh of Manhattan will announce the Voter Empowerment Act of New York today.