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Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill to streamline election night procedures and cut red tape for county boards of elections.

The bill lets BOE's use portable memory devices instead of hand written tallies to gather the unofficial returns.

Cuomo says the new law cuts through outdated, bureaucratic regulations so  that results on election night are reported more accurately and more quickly.

The governor says the reforms will improve the election process across the state.

The bill will be effective for the New York City general election.