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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NY Can Boost Voter Turnout With This Single Change
Current low voter turnout rates concentrate power in the hands of too few constituents, which results in less accountability.
Officials Urged To Modernize New York’s Election Systems
One of the initiatives New York officials are concentrating on is making it simpler to register to cast an absentee ballot.
New York Lawmakers Become Nation’s Highest-Paid
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.
Outside Money Floods New York Congressional Races
Super PACs spent $9 million, more than three times in 2018, to try to sway the New York congressional primary on August 23.
New York City’s Noncitizen Voting Law Is Struck Down
In January 2022 New York City passed laws allowing non-citizen residents to cast ballots. A judge has now invalidated that law.
New York On Brink Of Major Voting Rights Act
New York state senators are expected to give final approval to a dramatic change of election laws aimed at increasing voter turnout.
NY Redistricting Master Holds Key to Congressional Power
One of the most powerful persons in politics for the next two weeks is a professor who has spent his career studying mapping.
Polling Places Coming To New York College Campuses
New York State has passed new law mandating polling places on campuses with 300+ students or at nearby site proposed by the college.
New York Plans to Make it Easier for Blind People to Vote
The state promised to enhance voting access for citizens with disabilities such as blindness and paralysis in a deal reached this week.