Showing posts tagged with: "New York"

Coverage of America Goes to the Polls 2014 . March 30, 2015

Since America Goes to the Polls 2014 was released, numerous news articles and editorials have covered a range of the report’s findings. On a national level, a great deal of attention has been given to the fact that 2014 turnout (36.6%) was the lowest its been since World War II (USA Today). But because turnout read more

New York Joins National Popular Vote Movement . April 30, 2014

Earlier this month, New York Governor Cuomo signed a bill adding the state to the National Popular Vote Compact. New York’s 29 electoral votes bring the total to 165, 61% of the 270 that are needed to guarantee a majority in the Electoral College. Supporters of National Popular Vote see it as a remedy to read more

New York to Improve Voter Registration at DMVs . August 22, 2012

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new system to simplify and modernize voter registration. Currently, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers register to vote each year at a Department of Motor Vehicles office where they fill out a paper form, which the DMV then mails to each county’s Board of Elections. This read more

Combating Prison-Based Gerrymandering . June 6, 2011

Although some states have already finished the redistricting process, many are still hard at work. Earlier this year, the Prison Policy Initiative released a new set of factsheets on prison-based gerrymandering. The factsheets highlight how the practice is disenfranchising minority voters nationwide, particularly African-Americans, Latinos, and American Indians. Prison-based gerrymandering starts with where the Census read more