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The deadline for New York voters to register for the June 23rd primary is this week.

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New York is relaxing party enrollment deadlines to make it easier to cast a ballot in primary elections.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Mar 21, 2019
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's statement that the Mueller report should be made public, and the president's continued criticism of the late Senator John McCain. He also comments on an voter registration initiative by former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in Florida, and a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons in New Zealand after a terrorist attack at two mosques last week. 

NYCLU Files Suit Over Voter Registration

Nov 10, 2018
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Just as polls were closing on Election Day, the New York Civil Liberties Union and others filed a lawsuit challenging an aspect of New York’s voting regulations.


A record number of people are registered to vote ahead of Vermont's midterm elections.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers about a voting registration scam reported in two upstate counties.

Immigrants Vote! Campaign: Register NY Voters

Oct 11, 2018
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The New York Immigration Coalition is in the midst of its Immigrants Vote! campaign. Alliance organizations have been working throughout the state to register voters by Friday’s deadline for the November 6 general election. By registering more people to vote, the campaign strives to increase voter turnout.

National Voter Registration Day is on Tuesday, September 26th this year. Organizations all over the state will be participating in the event day by holding voter registration drives. 

The League of Women Voters operates a non-partisan electronic ballot website The ballot site provides non-partisan election information about all the candidates New Yorkers will be voting on in November.

We welcome Jennifer Wilson - Program and Policy Director for The League of Women Voters of New York State and Kathy Koebrich from the Saratoga League and Patricia Sibilia of the Albany League. 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all state agencies to provide voter registration information in an effort to increase participation in elections.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a series of what he calls “aggressive actions” to expand voter registration, saying he wants to “help combat low voter participation” amid “troubling” attempts by the federal government that might restrict voter access. But a nearly century-old voting rights organization says the governor did not go far enough.

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Voters are running out of time to register if they want to cast their ballots in the upcoming general election. Some voters are already out of time.

Voter Registration Deadlines Nearing

Oct 13, 2016
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Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in New York in time for Election Day; Massachusetts' deadline is next Wednesday. People in more than 30 state can go to a federal website to be directed to the state vote registration systems. It's called, and it's been up and running for about a year. Meghan Daly is with the U.S. General Services Administration and oversees

Connecticut residents will soon be automatically registered to vote when they apply for a driver's license.

Vermont officials are urging state residents to cast their ballots next week when the state’s Town Meeting Day coincides with the presidential primary.  But to do that, Vermonters must have registered by today. The presence of a hometown Senator on the ballot could boost turnout.

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Vermonters have until Wednesday to register to vote in the March 1 presidential primary on Town Meeting Day.

Residents may register at their town clerk's offices, by mail or online.

To register online, go to the Secretary of State's office website.

The deadline to apply is by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

This week Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law allowing same day voter registration.  While many activists are praising the move, some concerns remain about the logistics implementing the new law.

Vermont has become the 14th state to allow voters to register up to and including Election Day.

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Vermont will become the third state to offer voter registration through its health insurance marketplace later this year.

Vermont will become the third state to offer voter registration through its health insurance marketplace later this year.