Making New York state more democratic — with a small d — requires two efforts. Second, you have to vote. First, the Legislature has to make it easier for you to vote. If everything goes as planned this week, which is all but certain given the Democratic control of all state government, the rest will be up to you.

Leaders in the Senate and Assembly have announced plans that they will vote on a package of bills that should, as many have already noted, transform our state from a laggard to a leader when it comes to voting. This is important both for substance and symbolism because while these changes are relatively simple and long overdue, they can provide the kind of momentum that will help New York become the leader it once was in other areas as well at a time when enlightened and humane public policy are in short supply nationally and in many other states.

The specifics are almost comical because most fall under the familiar Albany category of things you have trouble believing our legislators have not already done. Most of that delay came from Republicans who controlled the Senate for so long with assists going to a revolving cast of DINOs — Democrats in Name Only. Now that voters have retired most of those faux Democrats and others have been neutered, genuine democratic — again with a small d — instincts can take over.

The package of legislation is full of them, the most symbolic the effort to have a single primary in June every other year instead of having a June vote for federal offices and a September one for state offices. Two primaries had allowed lawmakers to dawdle in Albany, then divide the electorate, to take advantage of voter disinterest by making them go to the polls several times assuring that party loyalists would have more of a chance to dominate the results.

Even more important will be the effort to get rid of the practice that goes by the shorthand of “LLC loophole “ but that might better be described as the bottomless cookie jar. Until now a business created in the usual way faced limits on the amount it could donate. A business created as a limited liability company had no limits and there was a multiplier effect because anyone could create a number of LLCs, all with generous donations.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was a happy recipient of many LLC dollars but he has promised to support the closure of this loophole if the Senate and Assembly send it to him, as expected. Even more important is a provision that forces LLCs to disclose the identity of their owners, bringing much needed transparency to this unlimited source of dark money.

Other proposals would allow for early voting, a practice that should increase participation especially because it could put an end to that shameful display of inefficiency we see so often with long lines at the polls on Election Day.

As Blair Horner, executive director of the New York Public Interest Research Group and a tireless proponent of good and open government, put it so well, “New York is moving from caboose to locomotive.”