Many of the ways ballot access was expanded in the 2020 election could make their way into permanent state law. The New York Senate approved a package of bills that would address getting – and counting – absentee ballots. Senator Rachel May says all the measures try to get more people involved.
"The problem is our elections are decided by too few people. Anything that makes it easier for people to vote is a good thing so we know what the will of the people is. Several states have mail only voting, and they have some of the highest voter participation rates."