Local News June 20, 2023

- Tompkins County Board Of Elections Asks Residents To Choose 2023 “I Voted” Sticker -

Tompkins County residents can now vote for the 2023 “I Voted” sticker. The county Board of Elections launched a contest for high school students to create new sticker earlier this year. The winning design will be available at this November’s elections. Voting for the new sticker ends on July 9th.

- State Legislature Passes Bill Waiving Restrictions On Mail-In Voting -

Voting by mail may soon be an option for all New Yorkers. Currently, only some people can get absentee ballots. But a bill passed by the state legislature last week would remove all restrictions on mail-in voting.  The Lower Hudson Journal News reports New York would join 35 other states that allow voting by mail for any reason. Governor Kathy Hochul has to sign the bill for it to become law.  

- New York Attorney Becomes First Muslim Woman Appointed As Federal Judge -

A New York attorney is the first Muslim woman in the nation to become a federal judge. The U. S. Senate voted 50-49 last week to confirm Nusrat Jahan Choudhury. She will serve the Eastern District of New York. President Biden nominated her in January 2022. The Hill reports Choudhury has spent her entire career as a lawyer for the ACLU.

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