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8:10 am
Fri May 17, 2013

NYS Senator Wants Students To Pre-Register To Vote

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A Democratic New York state senator from the Hudson Valley wants to do something about boosting voter turnout, and has a plan that involves pre-registration.

Senator David Carlucci is trying to make it easier for students to pre-register to vote. He is sponsoring a bill that would allow 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

He says according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010, just 46% of eligible New York voters between the ages of 18 and 24 were registered to vote. Carlucci will be joined by students, teachers and administrators at Clarkstown North High School in Rockland County this afternoon to promote his legislation, which has bipartisan support in the Assembly.