ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers approved a ballot measure adding the right to a clean environment to the state constitution but rejected other proposed amendments that could have made it easier to vote. The environmental measure was one of five statewide ballot questions before New York voters Tuesday. Voters rejected an amendment would have gotten rid of a requirement that people register to vote at least 10 days before an election. The other rejected amendment would have cleared the way for widespread mail-in voting by removing a constitutional restriction limiting it to people who are ill, have a physical disability or are outside the country.
Photo FILE – In this Friday, July 2, 2021 file phtoto, A New York City Board of Election staff member, left, shows a ballot to a campaign observer as primary election absentee ballots are counted in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)