New York State voter registration breaks records

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers have again set a record for online voter registration ahead of this year’s presidential election.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration on Monday said 214,356 people filed online voter registration applications between October 1 and Friday, the deadline. That’s far more than the previous one-month record of 140,602, which was set last month.

The single-day registration record was also set on Friday, when nearly 68,000 people signed up to vote.

Of those who registered online this month, more than 122,000 are first-time voters. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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