Restoring Confidence in Government
Focusing on New Problems: Foreign Money & Digital Political Ads
The FY 2019 Budget expands New York State's definition of political communication to include paid internet and digital advertisements.
The Budget requires digital platforms to maintain a public file of all political advertisements purchased by a person or group for publication on the platform.
Deterring Foreign Interference
The Budget requires online platforms to confirm that foreign individuals and entities are not purchasing political advertisements in order to influence the American electorate.
Calling for Swift Passage of Legislation
Governor Cuomo and U.S. Senator Klobuchar called for a passage of reforms to ensure elections are fair, transparent and free from foreign influence.
A VOTING SYSTEM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Proposal: The Democracy Project
Work, school, and personal commitments can prevent voters from participating in elections. Early voting would offer residents access to a poll site 12 days leading up to Election Day.
The new system would automatically send voters' information to the County Board of Elections, eliminating a potential trip to register at the DMV.