Cuomo signs legislation allowing online and in-person instruction and examination of election workers

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at New York’s Yankee Stadium, Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Tuesday, July 27, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that provides a more flexible approach to election worker training, permitting both online and in-person instruction and examination of election inspectors, poll clerks, and election coordinators.

“Zoom and virtual meetings are not going away in a post-pandemic world and its important that our laws continue to be modernized to fit current and future needs of New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “Elections are a key component to our democracy and expanding laws to allow for online training will help ensure election workers receive the training they need without antiquated barriers getting in the way.”

This legislation also removes the requirement that the course of instruction be taken every year. Election inspectors, poll clerks, and election coordinators will still be required to pass the annual examination, but they will only need to take the training course once.

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