Issues: Elections

Election Reform Measure Directs Voters To Proper Polling Place

ALBANY - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF–35) says her legislation, Senate bill 2443-B, was unanimously approved by the Senate during Friday’s Special Senate Session. The bill, requires polling places to have on hand the information necessary to direct voters to their proper voting places.

September 15, 2009
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SENATE APPROVES SENATOR ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS’ ELECTION REFORM BILL -- Measure to Ensure Every Vote Gets Counted

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announcedtoday that her legislation, Senate bill 2443-B, was unanimously approved bythe Senate during yesterday’s Special Senate Session.  The bill, requirespolling places to have on hand the information necessary to direct votersto their proper voting places.

September 11, 2009
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August 6, 2009
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Elections Committee Public Hearing (Syracuse 5/14/09)

Senator Griffo takes part in a panel discussion about voting rights and election reform.

July 1, 2009
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An Update on Elections Reform

Among one of the first few posts on the Official Senate Blog was one about the reform efforts undertaken by Senator Addabbo and the Elections Committee. It explained the reasons why reform in this arena is so critical to fostering democracy here in New York, and laid out the Committee's plan for public hearings to gather input on how best to push a reform agenda forward.

June 3, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Holds Albany Hearing On Campaign Finance Reform

(Albany, NY)- Wednesday, the Senate Elections Committee, Chaired by Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), held a public hearing in Albany to solicit public comment on proposed campaign finance reforms to reinvigorate participatory democracy. Along with last week’s hearing in Rochester this concludes the third set in a series of five hearings that will continue in September and November. 

June 3, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Holds Albany Hearing On Campaign Finance Reform

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3rd, 10 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B, Albany, New York, 12247  

June 3, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senate Elections Committee Holds Albany Hearing On Campaign Finance Reform

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3rd, 10 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room B, Albany, New York, 12247  

June 2, 2009
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Senate Ethics Committee Launches Statewide Hearings on Ethics Reform Proposals

(New York, NY) The New York State Senate Ethics Committee today began a series of three public hearings throughout the state to listen to comments and ideas from the public about several ethics reform proposals. Four bills will be discussed during the hearings, two sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger and two sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron.The bills are:

May 28, 2009
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Campaign Finance Reform 2.0: Crowdsourcing and NYSenate Markup Initiatives

The New York State Senate is seeking your help.

The Senate recognizes the need to reform our state's campaign finance laws in order to restore public trust in government and allow elected officials to focus on public needs rather than special interests.  The Senate Elections Committee, chaired by Senator Joseph P. Addabo Jr., is considering a number of proposed reforms, including proposals to create a system of voluntary public financing.

May 22, 2009
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: Standing Committee on Elections

Hearing Room B

Legislative Office Building

Albany, NY 12247

                      

June 3, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Public Hearing: Public Hearing: Standing Committee on Elections

Nazareth College

Otto A. Shults Community Center -The Forum

4245 East Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

                      

May 28, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator David J. Valesky To Participate in Senate Elections Hearing May 14

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--On Friday, May 14, 2008, Sen. David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) will join members of the State Senate Elections Committee, including committee chairman, Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), and Senator Joseph Griffo (R-Rome), to participate in a New York State Senate public hearing dedicated to soliciting public comment on a number of proposals to update and reform the state’s poll site accessibility and absentee ballot laws, and poll site operations.

May 21, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee to Hold Final Hearing this Month Introducing Proposals to Update and Reform the State's Poll Site Accessibility and Absentee Ballot Laws, and Poll Site Operations

WHEN: Thursday May 14th, 10 AM – 1 PM WHERE: Syracuse Common Council Chambers, 233 East Washington Street, City Hall 4th Floor, Syracuse, New York 

May 13, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Holds Hearing Introducing Proposals to Update and Reform the State's Poll Site Accessibility and Absentee Ballot Laws

Monday, the Elections Committee held the first of two hearings this month dedicated to soliciting public comment on a number of proposals to update and reform the state’s poll site accessibility and absentee ballot laws, and poll site operations. The May hearings in Albany (May 11) and Syracuse (May 14) are the second set in a series of five that will continue in June, September and November. Future topics include: campaign finance reform; Board of Elections oversight; additional election reform laws; and oversight of the November elections.  

May 11, 2009
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