New York Daily News NYC tenants would get a voter registration form with every new lease under upcoming bill by Erin Durkin

New York Daily News
New York Daily News
NYC tenants would get a voter registration form with every new lease under upcoming bill
Erin Durkin
04/15/2015

Tenants would get a voter registration form with every new lease under a bill that will be introduced in the City Council this week.

Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) will sponsor the legislation, which would require landlords to distribute the forms, encouraging newcomers to the city to sign up to vote and people who are moving within the five boroughs to update their registration.

“People are coming from all over the country,” Kallos said. “This will make sure that as people get here, they will register to vote as they get their lease.”

The rule has been established in cities including Madison, Wis., and East Lansing, Mich.

Issue: 
Elections