NY Elections, Census and Redistricting Update 6/10/24

EVENTS

June 18 Conference- N.Y. Redistricting: What Happened and What’s Next?

New York Law School will host a conference on redistricting from 9:30 to Noon at the school (located at 185 W. Broadway in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood). Panels will focus on the 2014 constitutional amendment, the post-2020 process and what happened, and next steps for a new constitutional amendment before the post-2030 process gets underway. 2022 Court Special Master Jonathan Cervas will keynote the event. … <Read More>


Primary Elections 2024 – Part 2: What to Expect

On Tuesday, June 25 2024, New Yorkers will return to the polls to vote in Congressional and state assembly primary elections. New York is a closed primary state, so voters must register with a political party participating in the primary to vote. The deadline to register to vote, update your address or request an absentee ballot online or by mail is Saturday, June 15th. 


New York Redistricting: What Happened and Where Are We Going?

By Jeffrey M. Wice and Piper Benedict

New York State’s redistricting process following the 2020 Census failed to live up to the reforms envisioned by voters who endorsed the 2014 constitutional changes. Instead, the redistricting process proved unworkable, missed constitutional deadlines, and resulted in judicially-imposed districts. The time to fix the state’s redistricting process starts now, before the 2030 redistricting cycle gets underway.


NY Elections, Census and Redistricting Update 6/3/24

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LITIGATION

Nassau County Legislature: Coads et al v. Nassau County & NY Communities for Change v. Nassau County

On May 28, non-party county defendant’s expert Dr. Sean Trende filed a memorandum to quash his subpoena in Coads et al, or to fix conditions and for a protective order against his deposition. Trende’s attorneys argue that attorney-client privilege (ACP) and the work product doctrine prohibit … <Read More>