Voting Rights Groups, Lawmakers to Call for Legislation Allowing Non-partisan Poll Monitors in Poll Sites

NEW YORK, NY (05/17/2024) (readMedia)-- TODAY, ahead of the June primary elections, Common Cause New York will rally with Sen. Brad Hoylman-Sigal, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and voting rights groups for a press conference in support of A2408-A / S5193-A: legislation that will allow non-partisan poll monitors to help voters with any issues at their poll site.

The press conference will be held outside the American Natural History Museum, which thanks to the effort of advocates and lawmakers, will be used as a polling site for the first time. Now, lawmakers can continue their work towards a more accessible voting process by expanding voters' access to independent resources like poll monitors.

Voters face a number of challenges during the electoral process, and too often partisan actors use this opportunity to manipulate New Yorkers at the ballot box. State lawmakers should do more to boost voters' confidence in the electoral system by allowing independent resources at all poll sites.


Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY,

Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal

Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal

Brooklyn Voters Alliance

Empire State Indivisible


When: Friday, May 17th at 11:00am ET

Where: Outside of the American Natural History Museum, 200 Central Park W, New York, NY 10024

What: Common Cause/NY will join with voting rights groups and state lawmakers to urge the Legislature to pass legislation allowing for independent, non-partisan poll monitors