Common Cause NY

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Common Cause is calling for reform of New York’s Elections Administration - after some Boards of Elections were found to have made errors - resulting in a razor thin margin in the 22nd Congressional District race.   An unprecedented amount of people voted early or by absentee last November and the Boards were overwhelmed.  

Katie Zilcosky / WAER News

  The 2020 Primary in New York this year fell in the midst of a global pandemic and a reckoning on police brutality in America. Voting by mail occurred in record numbers due to the threat of COVID-19 and youth in Syracuse led rallies for the current racial justice movement.



Pew Research

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Saturday moving the presidential primary from April 28th to June 23rd, in the wake of health concerns from the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The move aligns the voting for presidential nominees to the same date voters would be choosing congressional and legislature nominees in the various parties. @nysboe

The state Board of Elections quietly voted this week to turn over some data on New York’s voters to a Trump Administration panel looking at whether there was mass voter fraud in the 2016 Presidential election. The move makes New York the first state to comply with the controversial request, after officials initially said they would resist the request.