Early voting begins on Saturday, and some people may already have their absentee ballots. Lest they be overlooked, Gossips wishes to call attention to the five constitutional amendments--amendments to the New York State Constitution, that is--on the flip side of the ballot.
You can learn all you need to know about these amendments by clicking here. Of particular interest are Proposal Three and Proposal Four, both of which have to do with voting. Proposal Three would eliminate the requirement that someone register to vote at least ten days prior to an election in order to cast a ballot. Proposal Four would allow no excuse absentee ballot voting, which means that anyone who wants to vote absentee can request an absentee ballot, without having to state a reason.
You can hear Blair Horner, executive director of NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research Group), discussing the constitutional amendments on the ballot with Alan Chartock on WAMC's Capital Connection by clicking here. The discussion is in the first eleven minutes of the broadcast.
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