Voting is fundamental to a functioning democracy, yet for too long the way New York has held elections, recognized voters, and apportioned votes has been unfair and inequitable. Obstacles to the ballot in New York include voter intimidation, gerrymandering, inaccessible poll sites, limited access to language assistance, and more, and are some of the reasons why voter registration and turnout rates remain unacceptably low in our state.

The New York Civil Liberties Union fights to make voting easy, accessible, and equitable for New Yorkers of all backgrounds by advocating for improvements to the policies, processes, and practices that determine how New Yorkers vote.