It’s no secret that New York usually ranks close to the bottom when it comes to voter turnout – and the numbers are particularly abysmal for primaries and elections held when there is no presidential race on the ballot.
Almost 92 million eligible Americans did not vote in the 2016 presidential elections. In the 2014 midterm elections, an estimated 143 million eligible Americans failed to vote, marking the lowest voter participation in 72 years.
Every wing of the Democratic Party is rightfully outraged at voter suppression and disenfranchisement. Onerous voter ID laws, voting roll purges, felon disenfranchisement and more exist ...
Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon on Wednesday touted a plan to boost election turnout and combat what she called New York’s system of voter suppression.
THE ISSUE: Moving the day of New York's primary is confusing and reduces turnout.
THE STAKES: Lawmakers can easily remedy the situation by enacting laws that make it easier for New Yorkers to cast ballots.
If you want people to buy something, you make it easy. That’s the secret of the Automat and Amazon and Zabar’s and Zipcar and everybody in between. So we can conclude that the state of New York is not interested in making an essential service — voting...
The New York state legislative session ended in Albany on June 20 and, despite the push by a number of advocacy groups around New York and in Nassau County, a number of voting reform bills did not make it through.
It's federal Primary Day here in the city, which in theory means that New Yorkers will have the opportunity to weigh in on their party's congressional candidate ahead of a general election in November.
New Yorkers will head to the polls tomorrow to vote for House and Senate candidates in the federal primaries.. Well, a few of us will.