Republicans File Lawsuit To Block New York City’s Noncitizen Voting Law
The plaintiffs argue that this expansion of the electorate is illegal under the state constitution and state election law, and will “dilute the votes of United States citizens.”
Updated: Jan 10, 5:31 PM
NYC Enacts Law Allowing Noncitizens To Vote In Local Elections
The law will enable anyone who has legally been in the city for 30-days to register and vote in local (but not state and federal) elections.
Jan 9, 8:43 AM
Hochul To Push Mail Voting As Advocates Urge State To Defend Democracy
“I believe everyone should be able to vote by mail,” Hochul said.
Dec 17, 2021 6:01 AM
Grading De Blasio: Assessing the Mayor’s Pledge To Improve Democracy
His second-term promise generally fell into three big buckets around electoral democracy, the 2020 census, and civic engagement. The results were decidedly mixed.
Dec 13, 2021 12:00 AM
New York City Voter Turnout Hits Record Low For A Mayoral Election
Only 23% of eligible voters cast ballots in the Nov. 2 election, the lowest recorded turnout compared to records since 1953.
Dec 1, 2021 3:53 PM
After Ballot Measure Bust, State Lawmakers Make New Push For Voting Rights
Democrats plan to introduce legislation to temporarily extend current absentee ballot access, and move the voter registration deadline closer to an election.
Nov 29, 2021 5:01 AM
Republicans Hope To Hold On In Two Competitive NYC Council Races
In heavily-Democratic New York City, primary winners are expected to sail to victory, but not necessarily in council races in Southern Queens and on Staten Island.
Oct 21, 2021 1:01 AM
Don't Miss New York State's Earlier Absentee Ballot Deadline
It’s more than a week earlier for the upcoming November 2 general election.
Oct 12, 2021 7:06 AM
Voter Registration Deadlines Loom for NY and NJ
Voter registration deadlines in New York and New Jersey are October 8th and October 12th, respectively. Here's how to register if you aren't already.
Oct 5, 2021 12:53 PM
‘Guardians of Democracy’ Bristle Under Questioning, Citing Pace of NY Election Reforms
During a Tuesday hearing, elections officials cited “burdens” of reforms, as lawmakers eye more changes.
Sep 22, 2021 3:53 PM
Allegations Of Election Fraud And Discrimination Loom Over Staten Island Council Recount
“I feel like I’m back in Communist Albania,” one candidate said.
Jul 28, 2021 3:50 PM
NY Senate Plans Statewide Hearings On Elections With Voters Taking Center Stage
The NYC Board of Elections' release and later retraction of unofficial ranked-choice voting tallies has been called a "national embarrassment."
Jul 12, 2021 5:46 PM
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