NYDLC Testifies about 2017 Voting Problems in NYC and the Urgent Need to Overhaul New York Voting Laws

On Wednesday (12/13), NYDLC submitted testimony to both the New York City Council and the NYC Campaign Finance Board, regarding the most prevalent 2017 voting problems arising out of the 2017 municipal elections in New York City and the urgent need to improve New York Elections via legislative and administrative reforms. Read the full coverage and testimony.

For Immediate Release, Dec. 14, 2017
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The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (@NYDLC) submitted testimony to the NYC Council Committee on Government Operations regarding the most widespread and recurring voter incidents, irregularities, and election administration problems arising out of the 2017 municipal elections in New York City.

Our current election laws make it difficult for perfectly eligible New Yorkers to exercise their fundamental civil rights and participate in our democracy. As a result, each year thousands of New York voters are unable to cast ballots that count. To remedy this, NYDLC testimony also advocated for the adoption of a series of voting reform proposals that, if enacted, would drastically overhaul and modernize New York's antiquated voter registration and election laws. In addition, NYDLC submitted similar testimony to the NYC Campaign Finance Board Voter Assistance Advisory Committee's Annual Meeting and Hearing on the 2017 NYC Elections. 

The New York Democratic Lawyers Council (NYDLC) is a coalition of attorneys, law students, and voting rights advocates who share the common goal of protecting each citizen’s right to vote. Since 2005, NYDLC's election monitoring, pro-voter advocacy, and community voter education/civic engagement efforts have been independently funded by a dedicated network of supporters who cherish the franchise and understand that the struggle for voting rights continues even today and that these core civil rights are always subject to political manipulation. Help us continue our work: Contribute to NYDLC today.

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Why Voting Rights? Click here to watch a video highlighting the critical role NYDLC plays protecting fundamental voting rights and the pro-voter path forward on reforming and modernizing NY election laws.

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