Last Monday, Gov. Cuomo announced that he has issued an Executive Order that requires every state agency to provide voter registration forms to those they deal with and to offer help in filling them out. The Governor also ordered SUNY and CUNY to undertake a review of their respective voter registration practices “to ensure that all laws are being followed.”

The Governor also created a new voter registration task force made up of members of his administration to oversee the effort, including ways to create “secure” online voting registration systems in different state agencies.

The League of Women Voters said that the Governor’s actions fall short of what is needed to increase voter participation.  Along with other groups, the League is pushing for the state to approve early voting in New York, as well as later cut off dates for registering to vote or to change party affiliation.