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New York Sets Online Voter Registration Record


New Yorkers have again set a record for online voter registration ahead of this year's presidential election.

Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration on Monday said 214,356 people filed online voter registration applications between October 1 and Friday, the deadline. That's far more than the previous one-month record of 140,602, which was set last month.

The single-day registration record was also set on Friday, when nearly 68,000 people signed up to vote.

Of those who registered online this month, more than 122,000 are first-time voters.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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