Issues: Elections

Senate And Assembly Unveil Sweeping Ethics And Election Law Reform Legislation

Measure includes stricter campaign finance rules and greater penalties for violations, increased disclosure of outside income for legislators, enhancements to the lobby law, strengthened legislative and executive oversight

January 13, 2010
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Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

Primary runoffs costly, outdated say NY senators

By Amanda CedroneStaff Writer, Legislative GazetteDecember 14, 2009

December 22, 2009
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Senators Unveil Proposals to End Runoff Elections

Today, Senator’s Bill Perkins, Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., and Liz Krueger joined with advocates and supporters to call for the end of expensive and outdated runoff elections in New York. This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoffs which cost taxpayers an astounding $15 million. Eliminating runoffs would free up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.

December 4, 2009
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Senators Addabbo, Krueger And Perkins For End Of Costly Runoff Elections; Restoring Millions Of Dollars To Vital City Services

Today, Senator’s Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., Liz Krueger and Bill Perkins joined with advocates and supporters to call for the end of expensive and outdated runoff elections in New York. This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoffs which cost taxpayers an astounding $15 million. Eliminating runoffs would free up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.

December 4, 2009
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Senators Addabbo, Krueger and Perkins To Call For End Of Costly Run Off Elections; Putting Millions Back Into Vital City Services

This year, less than three percent of New York City residents voted in runoff elections. The cost to taxpayers: $15 million. This expensive and outdated process should be done away with, freeing up millions of dollars that could be better spent on vital city services.

December 3, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Holds Albany Hearing To Review The Administration Of The 2009 Elections; Consider Proposals To Improve The Election Law

(Albany, NY) Monday, the Senate Elections Committee heard testimony on proposals intended to continue to explore and improve the voting process and procedures in New York. The hearing addressed the effectiveness of election administration during the 2009 election cycle, the pilot program for optical scan voting machines and proposals to eliminate wasteful and expensive primary runoffs. 

November 30, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee To Hold Albany Hearing To Review Administration Of The 2009 Elections

Hearing will focus on pilot program use of optical scan voting machines and proposals to end wasteful and expensive primary runoffs

November 28, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Holds New York City Hearing On Proposals To Improve Election Law, Review 2009 Election

(New York, NY) Thursday, the Senate Elections Committee heard testimony on proposals intended to continue to explore and improve the voting process and procedures in New York. The hearing addressed the effectiveness of election administration during the 2009 election cycle, the pilot program for optical scan voting machines and proposals to eliminate wasteful and expensive primary runoffs. 

November 12, 2009
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Public Hearing: Senate Elections Committe Hearing on 2009 Elections

Senate Elections  Committee To Hold New York City Hearing To Review The 2009 Elections

Hearing will focus on pilot program use of optical scan voting machines and proposals to end wasteful and expensive primary runoffs.

November 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Senate Elections Committee To Hold New York City Hearing To Review 2009 Elections

Hearing will focus on pilot program use of optical scan voting machines and proposals to end wasteful and expensive primary runoffs

 

WHEN: Thursday November 12th, 2009, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM WHERE: 250 Broadway, 19th Floor Senate Hearing Room, New York, New York 10007  Today, the Senate Elections Committee will hold a hearing intended to continue the Committee’s examination of the election process and ways to improve that process.  The hearing will seek comments on the administration of the 2009 elections and the pilot program for new voting systems, as well as proposals to reduce unnecessary expenses and election result delays by ending primary runoff elections and replacing them with instantaneous runoff voting.  

November 12, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee Continues Extensive Series Of State-Wide Hearings

October hearings focus on improving the election law and preventing voter suppression

October 28, 2009
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Senate Elections Committee To Hold Long Island Hearing On Proposals To Improve Election Law

WHEN: Wednesday, October 28th, 2 PM – 5 PM WHERE: Theodore Roosevelt Executive Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola, NY 11501 

October 27, 2009
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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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