ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can again choose to vote by absentee rather than face the risk of catching COVID-19 at polling sites through the rest of 2022 under a bill that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Friday. The bill’s passage comes months after voters in November defeated two proposed constitutional amendments expanding voting rights. Democrats wielding a legislative supermajority had expected both to easily pass.
Photo: FILE – Absentee ballots are seen in a sealed ballot box during early voting in the primary election, Monday, June 14, 2021, at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua in New York. . (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)