New York set to expand early voting by mail — but legal challenges are likely

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In a recent interview with Gothamist, Athena Strategies President Kathy Boockvar discussed New York’s new legislation to expand voting access by allowing any registered voter to cast an early ballot by mail. She drew on her experience leading the implementation of similar new provisions passed in Pennsylvania in 2019, which allowed all qualified Pennsylvania voters to vote by mail. 

“The New York Legislature has broad authority to provide options for voters on how to vote,” said Boockvar. “And that is exactly what this [law] is doing.”

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