New York Elections, Census, and Redistricting Institute

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The New York Elections, Census, and Redistricting Institute advises the public, organizations, and government officials on best practices and strategies on federal, state, and local redistricting processes as well as how to learn about and work with federal census data. It also serves as a “New York State hub,” providing information, assistance, and guidance on current activity in Albany and across the state.

Part of the Center for New York City Law, the Institute partners with organizations involved with redistricting, election law, and the census to provide them with technical guidance and assistance on the law, legislative process, and mapping. It offers briefings, educational materials, and training to members of the U.S. Congress, State Legislature, local governments, the media, and organizations on all aspects of redistricting and the census. It also provides resources, education, and training programs on new state election laws, such as the John R. Lewis state voting rights act, and on how to learn about and work with census data throughout the decade.

In addition, the Institute partners with Redistricting Online and the National Conference of State Legislatures to report on national redistricting activity. It also engages in related public policy developments affecting voting and elections across the state, especially as ranked-choice voting and similarly impactful election reforms are considered by the state and localities.

New York Law School Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow Jeffrey M. Wice, a national census expert and preeminent authority on New York redistricting, leads the Institute’s legal and policy efforts, supported by Fellows Nicholas P. Stabile, Marissa Zanfardino, and students.

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