Rep. Steve Israel proposes weekend Election Days

Rep. Steve Israel says the numbers show voter

Rep. Steve Israel says the numbers show voter turnout has been historically low in off-election years,. (November 4, 2013 6:59 PM)

A local lawmaker has introduced legislation to move Election Day to a weekend in an effort to increase voter turnout.

Rep. Steve Israel says the numbers show voter turnout has been historically low in off-election years. He says that even in 2012 during a presidential election, only 53 percent of registered voters here in New York casted ballots.

The bill would move Election Day from...

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