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The Suffolk County Board of Elections has received around a dozen calls from voters concerned about seniors and people with disabilities who want to cast their ballot ahead of Election Day. They say it's difficult for voters to endure hours-long wait times and long lines that may linger after close of polls. 

Government reform groups in New York say they’re pleased Governor Andrew Cuomo will put money in his new state budget to fund public financing of campaigns, as well as money for better enforcement of existing campaign laws.