While so-called "early voting" was common place in many states, I don't think it's a particuarly good idea, although I agree some things could be done to make voting easier in NY
We don't have any particular problem voting up here...No long lines, just the occasional election worker who oversleeps or a machine that breaks.
I think allowing people to vote absentee withough lying that they will be out of county is OK......Perhaps a full day central location early vote on the weekend before would be good for those who need it.
In the end, those who want to vote should get off their ass and show up.
For starters, New York, embrace early voting - NY Daily News