the federally-guaranteed voting rights of New York’s military and overseasvoters. Since at least 2010, New York has recognized that its voting lawsare not compliant with UOCAVA’s federal mandate. Accordingly, the Stateentered a Consent Decree on October 19, 2010. (
Dkt. No. 9.) Amongother things, it agreed to amend its law to ensure future compliance withUOCAVA and agreed to take certain steps to correct UOCAVA violations.(
Consent Decree Terms,
) Furthermore, the State transmittedadditional absentee ballots after October 1, 2010—that were unknown tothe court at the time it entered the Decree—which constituted additionalUOCAVA violations that fell beyond the scope of the relief ordered in theConsent Decree. (
)Now pending is the United States’ motion seeking permanent andsupplemental relief to ensure New York’s primary election date complieswith UOCAVA and to address the additional violations found subsequent tothe Decree. (
Dkt. No. 16.) For the reasons that follow, the motion isgranted.
On October 12, 2010, the United States filed this action to remedyviolations of UOCAVA. UOCAVA guarantees active duty members of the
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