In order for our government to function with legitimacy, Americans must trust in the accuracy of our elections. The issue of modernizing election administration continues to be a perennial topic here in New York.
Safeguarding our elections
Common Cause New York is fighting to preserve the tremendous progress New York has made in reforming our antiquated elections in 2019. In 2020 we will:
- Strengthen the rules and regulations that govern New York’s elections.
- Fight against the certification of faulty voting machines like the ES&S ExpressVote XL.
- Advocate for nonpartisan poll monitors.
- Upgrade Poll Worker Recruitment, Training and Websites: The State should implement tactics with the specific intention of recruiting new poll workers. Pursuant to the 2010 law allowing split shifts for poll workers, boards of elections should utilize flexible scheduling in order to employ more workers on election days to maintain high standards in poll worker performance. Additionally, county boards of elections should create and maintain websites for year-round election information.
In doing so, New York will protect our hard earned gains and continue to overhaul election administration around the state.