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Voting & Elections 03.8.2019

How Do We Turn 1.1 Million New Yorkers into 1.1 Million New Voters? It starts with Automatic Voter Registration (AVR).

Voting & Elections 02.25.2019

Interpreters Allowed in Polling Locations for Public Advocate Special Election

"It is absolutely unimaginable that the people who are running our elections do not understand that their job is to help voters, and that they should be grateful for the assistance of New York City, which is the government for all New Yorkers," said Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, during the rally.

Voting & Elections 02.22.2019

Board Of Elections Is Suing New York City To Block Translators From Poll Sites

“This is a rogue agency,” said Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause New York, which has repeatedly sued the City Board of Elections on behalf of voters to improve the agency’s operations.

Voting & Elections 08.14.2018

An Opportunity to Offer Real Election Reform in New York City

Last Tuesday during the Ohio-12 special election, Americans found themselves angry at third party voters – again – for “wasting” their votes. This problem is not unique to Ohio: in multi-candidate competitive races, we see upset voters of one party or candidate hold others accountable for their loss. The blame should not be placed on voters -- it should be on the broken election system. Just look at New York City. New York City primaries are crowded fields, with sometimes with as many as seven people vying for one ballot line.

Voting & Elections 01.30.2017

DOJ and NY Attorney General Join Lawsuit Against NYC Board of Elections

Federal Justice Department and Attorney General Schneiderman join Common Cause Lawsuit against New York City Board of Elections

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