New York State is about to catch up with the rest of the country in terms of voting.
Both houses of the legislature are expected to adopt Monday electoral reforms, including an option of "advance voting" already in force in 38 states.
This would allow voters to vote in polling stations the two weekends before polling day.
Legislators also intend to enact a law organizing the primaries of Congress and Parliament the same day.
Under a strange electoral calendar, New York is the only state in the country to hold partial primary elections on different days, in June for Congress and in September for legislative seats.
Senate Election Commission Chair Zellnor Myrie (D-Brooklyn) said many voters were puzzled as to when exactly they want to vote.
Good governance groups have been calling for such reforms for years.
"The elections in New York are broken. Our voting laws are so obsolete that they deprive thousands of voters of every election, "complains Common Cause New York on its website.
The Democrat-controlled State House and Senate also plans to adopt two other proposals allowing same-day registration and "no-apology" voting by mail, although both bills will need to be approved in writing. as constitutional amends, which will take several years.
Fifteen states already allow voters to register on polling day.
Under New York law, a new voter registration application must be postmarked 25 days prior to a primary or general election, or be delivered in person to the local electoral commission. at least 10 days before the vote.
Twenty-seven states and Washington, DC allow postal voting.
The state constitution allows for voting by mail, but only for residents who are not physically in their home county on polling day or who are too sick to go to the polls.
Legislators also plan to classify limited liability companies in the same category as corporations, to the extent that the limit on election contributions is set at $ 5,000 per year for all applicants.
At the present time, limited liability companies are treated as individual donors, which do not have this limit.
Governor Andrew Cuomo will almost certainly sign these measures once he hits his office. It has included many proposals in its 2019 Legislative Program.
The sudden activity in electoral reform comes several months after the Democrats took control of the Senate from the Republicans.
Previously blocked proposals in the Senate led by the GOP.