For Immediate Release:
Contact: Susan Lerner
November 5, 2012
Cuomo's Order Allowing New Yorkers Displaced by Sandy to Vote Anywhere in the State Good News for Voters
Coalition of Groups Praises Governor's Action
In response to the Governor's Executive Order to permit emergency ballots, the Election Protection Coalition, Common Cause/NY, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), the New York Immigration Coalition, and the Brennan Center for Justice put out the following statement:
The effects of Hurricane Sandy on the residents of New York have been devastating. Fortunately, Governor Cuomo has taken action to reduce the impact the storm will have on turnout for the Presidential Election. Governor Cuomo understands that free and efficient elections are what makes this nation great. In thiseir darkest hour, New Yorkers can trust that over 200 years of democracy will not be undone by a single weather event, no matter how disastrous.
Office: Common Cause New York
Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.