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New York’s election system is finally about to get a major overhaul

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14.01.2019

New York’s election system is broken. On Election Day 2018, voting machines in New York City crashed, and voters around the state were forced to wait in line for hours. Many longtime voters finally got to the front of those lines only to find out the state didn’t think they were registered.

The Empire State has no early voting, no same-day voter registration, closed primaries, and registration deadlines months before elections. It’s the only state in the country that holds its state and federal primaries on different days.

Finally, some of that could start to change Monday, as the New York state legislature is poised to pass a suite of bills today that could finally........

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