Statement by City Bar on Mayor Bloomberg’s Voter Participation Reforms

City Bar President Samuel W. Seymour issued the following statement today in connection with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement today of his proposed reforms to increase voter participation:

I applaud the Mayor for taking the initiative to improve our election process. The dismal voter turnout in New York City in recent elections underscores the need for serious reform of the elections process. The City Bar has made recommendations to that effect in the past and looks forward to reviewing the Mayor’s proposals and working with him to achieve meaningful change.