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Election Law

Absentee Voting

A.8277-A (AM Kavanagh) / S.5028-B (Sen. Addabbo) - would remove limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Report by the Election Law Committee "Instituting No-Excuse Absentee Voting in New York", May 2010.
  • Press Release: "New York City Bar Urges Institution of No-Excuse Absentee Voting in New York", June 18, 2010

Filing Fees

Proposal by the Election Law Committee for a filing fee alternative for ballot access, July 2010.


Instant Run-Offs

Int. 0150-2014 - provides for instant run-off elections in New York City.

  • Report in support of legislation by the Election Law Committee and New York City Affairs Committee, June 2014.

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A.7013-A (AM Kavanagh) / S.6862 (Sen. Lanza) - provides for instant run-off elections in New York City.

  • Report in support, with recommendation, by the Election Law Committee and New York City Affairs Committee, May 2014.

Primary Elections in New York

A.8198 (Speaker Silver) / S.6204 (Sen. Stewart-Cousins) - would establish a single day, the fourth Tuesday in June, for primary elections in New York for both federal and state offices and party positions.

  • Report by the Election Law Committee in support of legislation, Reissued January 2014.

Redistricting

A.5271 (AM Galef) / S.3331 (Sen. Bonacic) - proposes a constitutional amendment to create a non-partisan apportionment commission.

  • Report on legislation by the Election Law Committee, September 2011.

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Testimony of the Election Law Committee at the New York State Senate Public Hearing on Redistricting, December 14, 2010.

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"A Proposed New York State Constitutional Amendment to Emancipate Redistricting from Partisan Gerrymanders: Partisanship Channeled for Fair Line-Drawing", March 2007.


Succession Procedures

Letter from the Election Law Committee to the Governor’s Office urging reforms to the succession rules in New York State, July 2008.

 

 

For a full list of committee reports, click here.