ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo announced a new five-pronged executive order Monday meant to ensure November’s election goes off without a hitch.
Following New York’s disaster-plagued primary, complicated by coronavirus and a historic surge in absentee voting, the governor says he wants voters and local boards of election to be as prepared as possible for the presidential contest.
“This election is going to be one of the most critical in modern history. It will be controversial,” Cuomo said during a briefing on Long Island. “We want to make sure that every vote is counted; every voice is heard and that it’s fair and right and accurate.”
One part of the order requires all local boards of election send letters to eligible voters explaining how to request the ballots and clearly outlining deadlines.