New York's voter turnout was only 46% in a Presidential year, but that's no reason to adopt the "early voting" seen in too many other states.
People should vote at the same time and they should have to make an effort. Speaker Sheldon Silver's proposal for early voting may well pass in liberal NY where Democrats would see it as a means of getting more of their potential peeps out.
Those who want or need to vote early can go in to the BOE and cast an absentee.
There are probably improvements to the present system that would be a good thing, but currently in our area there are no lines and generally no problems.
Early voting is not a good idea.
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proposes early voting | syracuse.com