YEO Policy Books 2015 Policy Book - Page 10

Voter Empowerment Act of New York Origin: New York State Legislature Bill Name/Number: A. 5972 Link: Click here Summary: The Voter Empowerment Act of New York provides for automating voter registration of eligible consenting citizens at designated government agencies, permitting the pre-registration of sixteen and seventeen year-olds; transferring the registrations of New Yorkers who move within the state, providing for access to voter registration records and the registration of eligible citizens over the Internet, and moving the deadlines for voter registration and party enrollment. Talking Points & Important Information: • Civic participation and empowerment refer to when every citizen has the means to actively engage in the public sphere, including the political process. This means that all Americans, especially those from underserved and histo ɥ