Small donors will have more influence in the upcoming election in New York thanks to a ground-breaking public financing initiative.
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Current low voter turnout rates concentrate power in the hands of too few constituents, which results in less accountability.
One of the initiatives New York officials are concentrating on is making it simpler to register to cast an absentee ballot.
A new bill signed Saturday has made New York’s state legislators the highest paid in the nation, that is just in time for the New Year.
Super PACs spent $9 million, more than three times in 2018, to try to sway the New York congressional primary on August 23.
In January 2022 New York City passed laws allowing non-citizen residents to cast ballots. A judge has now invalidated that law.
New York state senators are expected to give final approval to a dramatic change of election laws aimed at increasing voter turnout.
One of the most powerful persons in politics for the next two weeks is a professor who has spent his career studying mapping.
New York State has passed new law mandating polling places on campuses with 300+ students or at nearby site proposed by the college.
The state promised to enhance voting access for citizens with disabilities such as blindness and paralysis in a deal reached this week.