Gov. Hochul signs bill to make voting process easier in NY

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As Juneteenth is recognized as a federal holiday, Gov. Hochul just signed a landmark voting rights measure into state law.

It’s called the "John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York."

The measure is intended to bolster the right to vote in New York, especially in communities of color.

Gov. Hochul says the legislation will improve the voting process and protect New York voters.

It comes as an increasing number of states are passing laws that some say make it more difficult for people of color to cast ballots in elections.

The "John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York", was named in honor of the late civil rights leader and Georgia Congressman John Lewis.