August 17, 2018 - A full report on special elections and vacancies in the state legislature is currently being planned for release later this year.
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June 1, 2017 - For the first time in more than 50 years, Citizens Union, by a unanimous vote of its governing board, declined to support any of the candidates running for Mayor.
May 17, 2017 - Five good government groups applauded the New York State Assembly’s passage of a package of nine bills aimed to make voting easier by removing barriers that actually make it difficult for voters to cast their ballots.
September 1, 2016 - Issues preference for 4 incumbents, 2 challengers, 5 open seat candidates and 4 no preferences.
September 18, 2015 - Johnson empowers the Bronx democratic party to anoint next DA and ignore voters.
June 17, 2015 - Instant runoff system will increase participation and save NYC at least $13 million.
May 14, 2015 - As the City Council acknowledges the success of the first Student Voter Registration Day (SVRD) pilot program today, the SVRD Coalition calls on the New York City Department of Education to make the initiative a permanent citywide program in New York.
May 7, 2015 - Nearly a Quarter of State Legislative Seats Filled Via Special Election.
December 12, 2014 - Voting rights coalition applauds Mayor and City Council.
November 25, 2014 - Voting rights coalition applauds City Council, Mayor, and Agency Leadership in expansion of City’s pro-voter law
June 24, 2014 - Good government organization reveals 31 percent drop in voter turnout in 2012 compared to earlier years when primary elections were held simultaneously.
April 17, 2014 - On Tuesday September 9th, 2014 registered voters in New York will head to the polls for the Primary Election. Citizens Union's Voters Directory helps voters by providing a comprehensive overview of the 2014 party primary elections, including voting and registration information and listings of every contest for all races on the ballot.
February 4, 2014 - Most New Yorkers will no longer have to squint or use a magnifying glass to read their election ballot when they vote. The City Board of Elections today voted to limit the number of required languages on voters’ ballots to three – down from as many as five in previous elections – paving the way for increasing the font size of candidates’ names and removing unnecessary clutter from the ballot.
September 11, 2013 - Citizens Union calls on the City Council to pass IRV legislation.
August 13, 2013 - Citizens Union Foundation and Gotham Gazette announce GothamVotes2013.
June 21, 2013 - New Election Night Closing Procedures Will Mean Faster and More Transparent Vote Counting.
May 22, 2013 - Good government groups issued this statement today voicing their strenuous opposition to S.4088-B (Golden/No Number Yet in the Assembly), a bill that would authorize the New York City Board of Elections (City Board) to use mechanical lever voting machines in and for any non-federal elections. The bill has passed the Senate and the Assembly is seriously considering a return to lever machines.
April 3, 2013 - Responds To federal complaint against Senator Malcolm Smith and City Councilmember Dan Halloran with proposals for campaign finance reform, new power for State Attorney General and nonpartisan elections.
March 19, 2013 - Good Government Group's request for more substantive and meaningful annual report met. Includes in-depth operational data for each election held this past year. Citizens Union provides its own analysis of high and low points; report highlights needed legislative and administrative changes to improve administration of elections and voter engagement.
February 12, 2013 - Assembly Committee Vote on A689/S1461 Makes Passage of Early Voting a Priority this Legislative Session.
January 4, 2013 - Introduction of A689/S1461 Makes Early Voting Priority for 2013 Legislative Session.
November 19, 2012 - Council races are more contested, feature more candidates, with campaigns more evenly financed than state legislative races. Public matching programs play a large role; campaign finance reform needed for state elections.
November 14, 2012 - Photographs and affidavits submitted to state supreme court and appellate division raise questions about election-day conduct warranting an investigation.
October 24, 2012 - As senator, Addabbo has a record of support for redistricting and election reform.