NY Elections, Census and Redistricting Update 6/17/24


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>

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: New York Redistricting: What Happened and What’s Next – June 18th 9:30 AM


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9:30 Welcoming Remarks – Dean Anthony Crowell, New York Law School

9:35 Conference Overview – Prof. Jeffrey M. Wice, New York Law School

9:45 Keynote Remarks – ‘Special Master’ Dr. Jonathan Cervas, Carnegie Mellon University

10:00 Mapping Presentation – Steven Romalewski, CUNY Graduate Center

10:15 Panel 1 – The 2014 Constitutional Amendment and Post-2020 Redistricting Process 

-Ken Jenkins, Chair, NYS Independent Redistricting Commission… <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. 

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

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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>

GUEST COMMENTARY: On the Ballot for Nov. 2, 2021: the Constitutional Amendment on Redistricting

The Redistricting Schedule

On November 2, 2021, New York State voters will be asked to approve a constitutional amendment revising the redistricting process to be based on the 2020 census. If the constitutional amendment is approved, the changes will take effect on January 1, 2022. This amendment is necessary to address delays in the census created by the pandemic and to accommodate New York State’s change from a September primary to an earlier June primary … <Read More>