In response to a recent lawsuit filed by State Attorney General Letitia James, Rensselaer County Supreme Court Judge Adam W. Silverman ordered the county's Board of Elections to come up with a site by Wednesday that provides Troy voters with reasonable access to early voting ahead of this month's primary election.
James announced last month that her office was suing the Board of Elections for repeatedly failing to provide Black, Hispanic and lower-income communities access to early voting sites in Troy, the county’s government seat.
In granting an injunction against the board, Silverman ruled the board's decision not to place an early voting site in a centrally located place in the city must be annulled.
“As states around the country seek to infringe on this most basic right and make it harder to vote, our work to protect and expand voting rights in New York is more important than ever," James said. "I will always fight to ensure that every New Yorker has the opportunity to make their voice heard at the polls.”
Early voting for the primary election is June 12 through June 20.