Emily Zhang Discusses New York’s Voter Registration Laws

Fellow Emily Rong Zhang (’17) wrote an op-ed for Medium.com about the “unnecessary and outdated burden” presented by New York’s requirement that voters register at least 25 days in advance of the election, and the efforts by the ACLU and others to reform the law (“New York Registration Deadline Prevents Tens of Thousands From Voting,” Nov. 7). “The [requirement’s] consequences are severe. In the 2016 presidential election, more than 90,000 New Yorkers were ultimately not allowed to vote because they had registered after the 25-day cutoff,” Emily wrote.