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Lawmakers in New York have expanded voting access by passing the New York Early Mail Voter Act. The new act allows registered voters to get early mail voting ballots by submitting an application to their local Board of Elections. Brett Edkins, managing director for policy and political affairs at Stand Up America, believes the new policy will increase voter turnout, especially among young people, voters of color, and elderly voters.  Visit Public News Service to learn moreImage Credit:Cliffordsnow (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Lawmakers in Kentucky are considering a number of bills which would expand voting rights. These include bills to reenfranchise felons upon completion of their sentence, extend polling hours by one hour, allow more people to use absentee ballots, and allow same-day voter registration.Visit Public News Service to learn more.  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot