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League of Women Voters against redistricting change

Sep 22, 2021 2:45 pm

Nick Reisman reports at New York State of Politics that New York's League of Women Voters is urging votes against an amendment that proposes to alter the redistricting process of the state. There are several amendments relating to voting rights on the Nov. 2 ballot, including no-excuse absentee balloting and ending a 10-day voter registration requirement. But the League of Women Voters is against a measure that would give more power to the Democratic supermajorities in the state Legislature if the commission created by the last constitutional reform fails to reach an agreement on how New York's congressional and state legislative districts should be drawn up. “New York State voters have a unique opportunity in 2021 to constitutionalize our right to clean air and water, and expand voting rights by eliminating the 10-day voter registration deadline and allowing for no-excuse absentee voting. Voters will also have the opportunity to reject Proposal 1, a rollback to recent redistricting reforms that would weaken the role of the minority party in the Commission and legislative approval of the plans,” said Laura Ladd Bierman, executive director of the League of Women Voters of New York State. Early voting begins Oct. 23. Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.