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Common Cause New York Testimony submitted for Senate Elections Hearing on July 28th, 2021

There is no question New York has made clear, demonstrable progress in expanding voting rights and improving our elections. But with every step forward in New York, there is inevitably a corollary step back.

Voting & Elections 02.23.2021

Failures in Oneida County Elections Demand Action

The systemic failures in Oneida County in 2020 that engulfed a close congressional race, which resulted in months long delays and a protracted court battle, demand immediate action and reform.

Voting & Elections 02.4.2021

In-person Signature Gathering must be Suspended for the Duration of the Pandemic

While the New York State Legislature and the Governor have taken a first step to address the perils of in-person petitioning, more is urgently needed as in-person petitioning is a potential superspreader event. That is why Common Cause New York is calling on the Governor to immediately suspend in-person petitioning as it endangers the welfare of all New Yorkers and defies the recommendations of the CDC and the Governor’s own public health orders.


Insecure Voting Machines Have No Place in New York's Elections

Common Cause/NY vehemently opposes the certification of ES&S’ ExpressVote XL hybrid voting machine by the New York State Board of Elections.

Voting & Elections 08.11.2020

Common Cause New York’s Testimony on the June 2020 primary

It is our position that while there were undoubtedly unforced errors along the way, that overall, the Boards of Elections did a credible job of navigating unprecedented circumstances and did their best to rapidly scale up a previously sleepy absentee voting program. However, there is much to improve looking ahead to November in what is arguably the most consequential election in recent history.

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