NY eases rules for changing parties before primary elections

| 02 Oct 2019 | 03:13

(AP) New York is relaxing party enrollment deadlines to make it easier to cast a ballot in primary elections under a bill signed Thursday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law gives voters until Feb. 14 to enroll in a party to vote in the April presidential primary or the June congressional and state primary. Under the old laws, voters had to sign up for a party up to a year before a primary if they wanted to participate. This year, voters would have had until Oct. 11 to enroll in a party in order to cast a primary ballot in 2020.