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NYC Election Readiness Questioned

In the Wall Street Journal, Mara Gay takes a look at the New York City Board Of Elections and whether it is prepared to meet next Tuesday’s Election Day challenges.  The city Board Of Elections removed over 117,000 voters from the rolls improperly earlier this year. Several elected officials, including Comptroller Scott Stringer & Council Member Ben Kallos, question whether the BOE will do a good job.

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Final 2014 NY State constitutional amendment ballot proposal language

Following litigation eliminating the word “independent” from this year’s constitutional amendment asking voters to approve or reject a state redistricting commission, the State Board Of Elections has posted the final wording.

Two questions will appear on the November, 2014 ballot. The second amendment asks voters to approve an amendment “allowing electronic distribution of a state legislative bill to satisfy the constitutional requirement that a bill be printed and on the desks of state legislators at least three days before the Legislature votes on it. Under the current provisions of the Constitution, this requirement can only be satisfied by distribution of a physical printed copy.”

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About Us

The Edwin F. Jaeckle Center for State and Local Democracy is a research center at SUNY Buffalo Law School.

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