Voting by absentee ballot? NY budget includes $4M for postage-paid envelopes – Auburn Citizen

The state providing the funds to ensure it’s not another unfunded mandate also helps, according to Czarny.

“It blunts opposition, which the biggest opposition to any voting reform has always been local cost,” he said. “The fact that New York state is paying for this and intending for this to be an annual fund that is rolling and part of the budget … that is very helpful.”

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