Election reform is expected to be one of the major themes in Mayor Bill de Blaiso's State of the City address Tuesday night.
During his weekly appearance on Inside City Hall, he said it's time for public money to fund political campaigns, not private donations.
Mayor de Blasio is also pushing for New York to adopt same-day voter registration and early voting.
He says both changes would make it easier for people to have their voices heard.
"If you have early voting, and you see it all over the country, people get to go in different times that work for them, they vote sometimes weeks in advance, it encourages a lot more participation. Same with vote by mail. There are states that have extraordinarily positive results with vote by mail. We've got none of it. We are literally one of the most backward states in the country when it comes to election reform," De Blasio said.
NY1 will carry the mayor’s State of the City speech live from the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn at 7 p.m.