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Politicians Push to Make Voting Easier in New York

(DNAINFO)  Gwynn Hogan | February 8, 2017 — Lawmakers are pushing to make reforms to the voting process.

A slew of new bills aimed at making voting easier are being considered by New York’s politicians.

On the federal level, U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, who represents parts of Elmhurst, Rego Park, Middle Village and Glendale in Queens, introduced a bill that would make election day a national holiday — with the hope that a day off would encourage people to vote.

And on Tuesday, state Senate Democrats announced a package of bills aimed at reforming the state’s election system which they called a “relic of the last century.”

The proposed reforms come after growing criticism of the way the state runs elections and lackluster voter turnout. They would change rules governing how and when people can be registered to vote.

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