Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget will include expanded voter hours on primary day in upstate counties.

Currently voting in most upstate counties on primary day is limited to between noon and 9 p.m., while the voting in the rest of the state begins at 6 a.m.

Cuomo’s inclusion of the provision comes as lawmakers in the Democratic-controlled Legislature are set to pass a package of voter reform measures including early voting, same-day voter registration, pre-registration for those under 18 and no-fault absentee balloting, a consolidation of the state and federal primary dates as well as an end to the LLC loophole in election law.

Cuomo in addition to the changes passing today wants to make Election Day a holiday, create a system of online voter registration and ban corporate contributions.

“At a time when the federal government is doing everything it can to disenfranchise voters, we are taking action to make it easier for New Yorkers to participate in the democratic process and crack down on corporate influences in our election,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“It is absurd that voters in much of upstate New York are not allowed to vote until noon, whereas polls open everywhere else in the state at 6am – that ends now. These proposals will not only modernize our voting laws, they will remove barriers that have prevented and discouraged voters from exercising their sacred right to vote. I thank the legislature for their quick action today in voting on many of the critical voting reforms that are part of our 100-day agenda and I look forward to working with them to finish the job and enact these additional measures into law in the budget. The time is now.”

Cuomo is set to unveil his 2019-20 budget proposal on Tuesday.