The Democratic majority of the New York State Legislature passed historic election reforms at the first session.
Early Voting Starting November 2019 there will be 9 days of early voting including 2 weekends prior to election ending the Sunday before.
Consolidated Primaries Starting 2019 there will be 1 primary date covering both NYS and Federal primaries. This will cut cost and make voting less confusing. In 2019 the primary is Tuesday, June 25.
Registration Portability Starting March 25, 2019 the Board of Elections will automatically update the registration of voters who move within NYS and fill out a change of address with the USPS. Voters can vote at new address without having to re-register.
Pre-registration of 16 & 17 year olds Starting January 1, 2020 NY will allow teens 16 years or older to preregister to vote and the Board of Elections will automatically register those individuals once they turn 18. This makes it easier for young adults to get involved and vote. People who get involved in voting younger are more likely to become lifelong voters.
Closing LLC Loophole Starting February 1, 2019 LLC contributions to statewide candidates is limited to $5,000 the same limit applied to corporations. Before, an LLC could contribute more than $60,000 per statewide candidate and lesser amounts to other candidates. An individual could set up an unlimited number of LLCs. Now the limit would apply in the aggregate to all LLCs controlled by the same person.