Friday, February 27, 2015
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
By Jenny Ye : WNYC Data News
Deadline Alert! Friday, October 11 is the last day to register to vote in the November 5 general election. Friday is also the deadline if you want to change your party affiliation for the 2014 state and federal primary elections. You must be affiliated with a party to vote in that party's primary election. Here's everything you need to know about registering to vote in New York City.
Friday, October 04, 2013
This week, the United States Department of Justice sued North Carolina over the state's restrictive new voting law. Among other things, the law requires voters to use special government IDs, cuts back on early voting, and eliminates same day voter registration. Michael Tomsic is a reporter for WFAE in Charlotte, North Carolina and Kareem Crayton is a professor of law at the University of North Carolina law school.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
The New York State Senate finished up voting on the state budget in a middle-of-the-night session that ended at 4:30 AM Wednesday. It's part of a long standing Albany tradition of closed door negotiations and overnight voting on budgets and other issues.
Friday, October 26, 2012
By Justin Krebs : IAFC Blogger
Voting is one step - but not the only step. Whether you have 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 dollars or every hour between now and November 6th, you can do more than vote. Here's how.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Over the past few weeks, Soundcheck has been asking who should be the Musician In Chief. Now it's your turn to rock the vote in this online poll to select the final four candidates. This round is open from Tuesday, Oct. 23 until Friday, Oct. 26.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
As election day nears there are almost always reports of voter suppression and intimidation. The tactics vary from election to election, making them difficult to predict or counteract. But that’s exactly what Eric Marshall, manager of legal mobilization for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law works to do.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
By Kate Hinds
Looking to register more voters in New York City? Take out your MetroCard.
That's what a coalition of nonprofits did on Tuesday as part of National Voter Registration Day. The groups set up tables in subway stations across the city. "Times Square has always been the site with the most new registrants," said NVRD New York State coordinator Kristina Andreotta in a statement, "and we don’t expect anything less from Tuesday."
Fun fact: according to MTA statistics, the average weekday ridership at the city's five busiest subway stations (Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Herald Square, 34th Street/Penn Station and Union Square) totals about 653,000 people. That's more than the populations of either Wyoming or Vermont, but the NYC subway doesn't get a Congressional district.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
A week after allegations of election fraud sent thousands of Russians into the streets chanting "Russia without Putin," two prominent men have stepped forward to challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in next year's presidential election. Mikhail Prokhorov, a billionaire oligarch best known to Americans as the owner of the New Jersey Nets, and Alexsei Kudrin, a former finance minister who was fired after publicly clashing with President Dmirti Medvedev, have both announced their candidacies. Prokhorov, who said the decision to run was the most serious of his life, said he would offer his political platform in coming weeks.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
The Senate is set to vote on a new part of President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill which includes funding for programs to help build roads, bridges and other public works programs. The bill is likely to fail, but that has not stopped the president from continuing to campaign for its passage. Andrea Bernstein, director of the Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, looks at why President Obama continues to push for infrastructure despite it looking like a losing cause.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Ahead of the 2012 presidential election, a fight is brewing on voter identification laws. At stake is the question of whether the problem is serious enough to threaten the results of the elections. South Carolina took an extra step to combat voter fraud in May, when Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill into law which requires voters to show government-issued photo identification. Supporters of the move say that this will curb the potential for voter impersonation. But critics say that this would disenfranchise the thousands of registered South Carolinian voters who do not have a driver’s license or other photo identification, and that voter fraud is not a major problem. Six other states have now adopted similar measures.