As of April 2, Ballotpedia has tracked 150 election-related bills in the New York State Assembly since the beginning of the year. Of the 150, Ballotpedia tracked 12 from March 27-April 2. Democrats sponsored eight, while Republicans sponsored three. A bipartisan group of legislators sponsored one. Five of 12 bills are below:
- NY A05726: Permits boards of elections to change the date of a primary election within fourteen days of an election if such election date conflicts with a religious holiday, Assembly Members William Colton (D), Rebecca Seawright (D), Jo Anne Simon (D), David Weprin (D), and Joseph Giglio (R).
- As introduced, this bill allows the primary election date to be changed by a board of elections within 14 days of the primary if the election date conflicts with a religious holiday.
- NY A04682: Requires local boards of elections to verify the number of enrolled members of a party in an election district and reject all petitions where there are no enrolled members of a party in such district, Assembly Member J. Gary Pretlow (D).
- As introduced, this bill requires local boards of elections to verify the number of enrolled members of a party in an election district and reject all petitions where there are no enrolled members of a party in the district.
- NY A05497: Establishes compulsory voting, with some exceptions, for general elections held in this state, Assembly Member Deborah Glick (D).
- As introduced, this bill requires all qualified voters to cast a vote in an election, other than a primary or school board election, or face a fine.
- NY A05731: Requires voters voting by affidavit ballot to produce an identification document to verify residency in the election district; requires absentee ballots to be received by election day, or be post-marked by the first day of early voting, Assembly Member David DiPietro (R).
- As introduced, this bill requires voters voting by affidavit ballot to produce an ID document to verify residency in the district. This bill also requires absentee ballots to be received by election day or be post-marked by the first day of early voting.
- NY A05867: Requires the state board of elections to conduct a background check on all candidates which appear on a ballot, Assembly Member Keith Brown (R).
- As introduced, this bill requires a background check to be performed on each candidate who will appear on a ballot no later than 30 days prior to the election.
During the week of March 27-April 2, Ballotpedia tracked 179 House election-related bills nationally. As of April 2, Ballotpedia has tracked 1,289 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the Texas House of Representatives with 177, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in the Massachusetts House of Representatives with zero.
As of April 2, Ballotpedia has tracked 594 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 558 House bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 137 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.
The New York House is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 4 to June 8 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 226 House bills related to election administration. Seven of these bills passed both chambers and five were enacted into law. New York is a Democratic trifecta.