Citing com­plaints, pros­e­cu­tor wants vot­ing rules changed

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AL­BANY | Un­prece­dented com­plaints about New York’s pres­i­den­tial pri­mary show the need for big changes to state vot­ing rules, state At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Sch­nei­der­man said Tues­day be­fore an­nounc­ing pro­pos­als to au­tho­rize au­to­matic voter regis­tra­tion and join most other states in al­low­ing early vot­ing.

Mr. Sch­nei­der­man’s of­fice re­ceived 1,500 com­plaints about the April pri­mary, about 10 times more than any pre­vi­ous elec­tion.

Many of the calls con­cerned mis­takes in regis­tra­tion rolls or a dead­line that re­quired vot­ers seek­ing to change their party af­fil­i­a­tion to do so more than six months be­fore the pri­mary.

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