Election legislation roundup: New York State Senate

As of June 11, Ballotpedia has tracked 160 election-related bills in the New York State Senate since the beginning of the year. Of the 160, Ballotpedia tracked one from June 5-11. Democrats sponsored the bill. The one bill is below:   

  • NY S07550: Relates to the presidential primary, to provide for the election of delegates to a national party convention or a national party conference in 2024, and provisions regarding ballots and affirmations; repealer, Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D). 
    • As introduced, this bill:
      • Adjusts the presidential primary date to April 2, 2024, to elect delegates and alternate delegates for the national convention. Early voting for the primary will begin March 23, end March 30, and will be nine hours each day.
      • Adds that the Board of Elections will not do a full manual recount of an election until recanvass results are announced. 
      • Establishes that write in votes count unless there is an overvote on the ballot. 
      • Allows a voter to correct an absentee ballot envelope that is missing the signature or postmark. 

During the week of June 5-11, Ballotpedia tracked 14 Senate election-related bills nationally. As of June 11, Ballotpedia has tracked 983 Senate bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most Senate bills this year in the New York State Senate with 160, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest Senate bills in the Massachusetts State Senate with zero. 

As of June 11, Ballotpedia has tracked 454 Senate bills in Democratic trifectas and 403 Senate 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 126 Senate bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.

The New York Senate was scheduled to be in regular session from Jan. 4 to June 8 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 190 Senate bills related to election administration. Ten of these bills passed both chambers and eight were enacted into law. New York is a Democratic trifecta. 

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