Op-ed | Why this Brooklyn veteran supports electronic absentee voting for New York

As a military veteran from Bay Ridge who served in the U.S Coast Guard as a Maritime First Responder, I’ve witnessed firsthand the sacrifices made to protect the democratic principles that define our nation. One crucial aspect of preserving our democracy is ensuring fair and accessible elections. In this digital age, the shift toward electronic absentee voting is not just a technological advancement but a vital step in strengthening the democratic process. As veterans, we understand the value of modernizing our electoral system to uphold the very principles we’ve sworn to defend.

That’s why I strongly support electric absentee voting, and urge Albany to pass legislation from Senator Zellnor Myrie of Brooklyn permitting it this year.