It’s Time for Early Voting in New York State

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Dear Fellow New Yorker,

Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy. We should be making it easier for people to vote, not putting up barriers. Unfortunately, New York remains one of the few states that does not offer early voting, and even requires an excuse to request an absentee ballot.

It’s time to change that. I am advancing legislation to fund voting reforms, including the opportunity to vote early in every county across the state, but I need your help to make it happen.

Sign the petition and tell the State Legislature to enact early voting.

This legislation will allow New Yorkers to vote in-person 12 days leading up to Election Day, including at least five hours on weekends. It’s part of my Democracy Agenda — a bold set of reforms to modernize New York’s antiquated voting system and ensure our elections remain free and transparent.

No one should have to choose between exercising their sacred right to vote and going to work, school, or a personal commitment. It’s time to join the 37 other states that already have early voting and make sure more voices are heard in our democratic process.

Show your support for early voting now.

Ever Upward,

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Outlines FY 2019 Budget

For Immediate Release: 1/16/2018 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO


FY 2019 Executive Budget Protects Taxpayers from Washington’s Devastating Federal Attack, Invests in the Middle Class and Maintains Fiscal Discipline By Holding Spending Growth Below 2 Percent

First-in-the-Nation Plan to Fight the Federal Tax Assault and Close Carried Interest Loophole

Makes Smart Investments in New York’s Future to Create Jobs, Safeguard the Environment, Protect the Health of Our Communities and Rebuild our Infrastructure for the 21st Century

Continues State’s Historic Investment in Education and Protects New Yorkers from Targeted Federal Attack on Healthcare

Read more about the proposed budget…

Call or Write Chris Collins

You don’t have to wait to the next election to have an impact on issues that are important to you. Please consider making periodic contact with Congressman Chris Collins, so that he is reminded about the diversity of views in Western New York. Every letter and phone call is important and could make a difference in keeping a Republican Federal Government from going off the deep end.

Local Office Address: 2813 Wehrle Drive, Suite 13, Williamsville, NY 14221
Local Office Phone: (716) 634-2324

Democrats Serving New York in 2017

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo outlines his plans for a stronger, better New York in his 2017 State of the State. Proposals include options for Tuition-Free College, Affordable Child Care, Reducing the Costs of Local Government, Buying American, Prescription Drug Affordability, Modernizing the Voting System, Ride Sharing, and much more.

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman serves as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York. His web site has information on Proposed Voting Reforms, Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed,  Homeowner Protections, Legal Actions, Initiatives, and Resources for the people of New York.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo: Standing up for you


Dear Friend,

The state of New York has a proud legacy as the progressive capital of the nation, and that is more important today than ever before.

As New Yorkers, we have fundamentally different philosophies than what Donald Trump laid out in his campaign.

So let me be absolutely clear: If anyone feels that they are under attack, I want them to know that the state of New York – the state that has the Statue of Liberty in its harbor – is their refuge.

Whether you are gay or straight, Muslim or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people in the state of New York.

It’s the very core of what we believe and who we are. But it’s not just what we say, we passed laws that reflect it, and we will continue to do so, no matter what happens nationally. We won’t allow a federal government that attacks immigrants to do so in our state.

We are a state of immigrants.

We are the state that raised the minimum wage to $15.

We are the state that passed Paid Family Leave.

We are the state that passed marriage equality.

We are New York, and we will stand up for you.  And on that, I will never compromise.

Count on it.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Yard Signs

A certain number of free yard signs are available.

  • Clinton/Kaine for President / Vice President – Limited quantities remain!
  • Diana Kastenbaum for NY27 Congressional District – Available Now!
  • Katy Owczarczak for Orleans County Coroner – Limited quantities remain!
  • New: Grace Hanlon for State Supreme Court – Available Now!

If you live in Orleans County, New York and would like a yard sign for any of the above candidates then you can either send us an email at or you can phone or text Jeanne at (585) 737-6903. Thanks!

The following is a list of limits that the towns and villages place on how many days before an election you can put up a campaign sign:

  • Towns
    • Albion: no limit
    • Barre: 40 days
    • Carlton: 30 days
    • Gaines: 40 days
    • Kendall: 30 days
    • Murray 30 days
    • Ridgeway: no limit
    • Shelby: no limit
    • Yates: no limit
  • Villages
    • Albion: 60 days
    • Holley: 30 days
    • Lyndonville: no limit
    • Medina: 30 days

NY State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli


Connect with Comptroller DiNapoli on his Facebook page.

You can also read articles at the State Controller Newsroom.

Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Guilty Plea of Nelson Rivera in Bid-Rigging Case

Comptroller DiNapoli & A.G. Schneiderman Announce Sentencing in Theft of Over $274,000 in State Pension Benefits

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases State Audits
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued: Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro-North Railroad; and the Office of Court Administration.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases Municipal Audits
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the Town of Ausable, Fishers Island Waste Management District, Town of Guilderland, Plattsburgh Housing Authority, Town of Salem and the Westbury Water District.

Comptroller DiNapoli Releases School Audits
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced his office completed audits of the East Islip Union Free School District, Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School District, George Junior Republic Union Free School District and the Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Educational Services.