- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A bill is being introduced before the New York City Council that would allow for early voting in some city polling places.

Councilmember Ben Kallos’ bill would open select sites for two weeks leading up to election day for citywide offices but not for state or federal elections.

At least one polling site would be open in all 51 council districts.

Some 33 states and Washington DC already offer early voting but New York has never done so.

Kallos said that he hopes that if the city passes the measure the state would follow suit.

A vote on the bill has not yet been scheduled.

A study by the United States Elections Project found that New York ranked 46th in voter turnout in the last election.

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