Court says NY must release inactive voter list to poll workers

A federal judge has ruled that New York must provide local poll workers with the names of one million New Yorkers who registered to vote but are considered inactive.

Posted: Jan 15, 2020 9:48 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that New York must provide local poll workers with the names of one million New Yorkers who registered to vote but are considered inactive.

Good government reform group Common Cause had argued the state was infringing on the right to vote. The lawsuit claimed tens of thousands of New Yorkers are improperly considered inactive.

Voters labeled inactive can cast a provisional ballot that will be counted once the state verifies the voter. But Common Cause says many poll workers are not familiar with that process.

A spokesman for the state Board of Elections said the Friday decision was the least disruptive remedy possible.

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