Lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled Legislature in the coming weeks are considering the approval of a package of measures meant to ease access to the voting booth. 

The measures would come as voting law changes have stalled at the federal level amid a broader partisan disagreements. 

New York Civil Liberties Union Supervising Attorney Perry Grossman in a Capital Tonight interview discussed why the debate is now heading to the state level. He says they're necessary, building on measures approved in 2019 that instituted early voting in New York for the first time. 

But New Yorkers themselves have also rejected amendments to the state constitution Democratic lawmakers had sought, such as creating no-excuse absentee balloting. Grossman says, however, Republicans have a lot to gain from the changes as well.