16 and 17 year olds can preregister to vote in New York state starting in 2020

1 min


82
12 shares, 82 points
16 and 17 year olds can preregister to vote in New York state starting in 2020 1

BUFFALO N.Y. (WIVB) — As of January 1, 2020 people no longer have to wait until they’re 18 to preregister to vote in New York state.

“This is a big deal for people who are young that want to take advantage of getting registered to vote right away,” Erie County Board of Elections Commissioner Jeremy Zellner said.

Zellner said overall young people just aren’t heading to the polls as much, and they’re hoping this new law will help.

“You look across the country and younger voters are just not turning out to vote and some of that reason could be they just aren’t registered to vote,” he said. “So I think what the state did this year in a package of things to help people vote and to increase turnout along with early voting was to allow for the pre-registration of 16- and 17 year-olds.”

People can preregister to vote at the Erie County Board of Elections office located in downtown Buffalo or at any DMV.


Like it? Share with your friends!

82
12 shares, 82 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
12
hate
confused confused
4
confused
fail fail
18
fail
fun fun
16
fun
geeky geeky
14
geeky
love love
8
love
lol lol
10
lol
omg omg
4
omg
win win
18
win

Read exclusive latest news on entertainment, music, gaming and more topics with unprecedented coverage from around the UK and US.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.