voters http://wamc.org en State Senator Aims To Have Every Vote Count http://wamc.org/post/state-senator-aims-have-every-vote-count <p>A New York state Senator who won election by 18 votes, 2 ½ months after Election Day, and only after New York’s highest court became involved, wants to ensure every vote counts. To this end, she is sponsoring two bills.</p><p>The 46<sup>th</sup> Senate District race was decided 73 days after Election Day, after the intervention of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. Democratic Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk says her bills are based on her election experience against then-Republican Assemblyman George Amedore. She wants every vote to count.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 23:07:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 64111 at http://wamc.org State Senator Aims To Have Every Vote Count NYS Senator Wants To Protect Voters' Rights http://wamc.org/post/nys-senator-wants-protect-voters-rights <p>A New York State senator is introducing legislation this afternoon concerning the protection of voters’ rights. She and other officials will talk about it this afternoon.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 12:39:22 +0000 Allison Dunne 63581 at http://wamc.org NYS Senator Wants To Protect Voters' Rights Question of the Day - Election Results? http://wamc.org/post/question-day-election-results What do you think of the results of yesterday's election? Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:00:20 +0000 Joe Donahue 51522 at http://wamc.org The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote http://wamc.org/post/politics-voter-suppression-defending-and-expanding-americans-right-vote <p>We speak with Tova Andrea Wang, Senior Democracy Fellow at Demos and Fellow at The Century Foundation, about her book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0801450853/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0801450853&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote</a></em><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0801450853" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1">.< Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 50350 at http://wamc.org The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right to Vote The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns http://wamc.org/post/victory-lab-secret-science-winning-campaigns <p>We welcome Sasha Iseenberg to the show and speak with him about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/030795479X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=030795479X&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=030795479X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 50348 at http://wamc.org The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns Massachusetts Residents Can Access Voter Registration Forms Online http://wamc.org/post/massachusetts-residents-can-access-voter-registration-forms-online <p>Massachusetts residents can now access the state&#39;s voter registration form by simply going online and printing it out at home.</p><p>Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin announced Thursday that the mail-in voter registration form can be accessed on his agency&#39;s website. Also available in Spanish and Chinese, the form can be sent in by mail or handed in to the resident&#39;s town clerk or city election department.</p><p>Galvin&#39;s office said the online forms are similar to a national form already available on the web.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 20:42:39 +0000 Lucas Willard 44581 at http://wamc.org Governor Cuomo's High Numbers Continue in NY http://wamc.org/post/governor-cuomos-high-numbers-continue-ny <p>Governor Cuomo&rsquo;s popularity with New York voters continues- in the latest poll he has the highest ratings of any New York governor since the dark days after September 11<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;</p><p>Mickey Carroll, with Quinnipiac University, says Cuomo&rsquo;s favorability numbers are the highest for a governor since the days after September 11<sup>th</sup>, 2001, when then Governor George Pataki received an 81% approval rating. Cuomo&rsquo;s numbers stand at 71%, the highest yet for the consistently popular governor, says Carroll.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 11:55:20 +0000 Karen Dewitt 40132 at http://wamc.org Governor Cuomo's High Numbers Continue in NY New York Voters Cast Ballots on School Budgets http://wamc.org/post/new-york-voters-cast-ballots-school-budgets <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo&#39;s tax cap is being put to the test as voters cast ballots on the first batch of school budgets drafted under the new taxing limits.</p><p>Most districts have proposed budgets that stay within the boundaries established under the cap adopted last year, so it will take a simple majority of votes Tuesday for them to pass.</p><p>About 50 districts, hoping to lessen staff and program cuts, are asking taxpayers for a bigger increase in the property tax levy than the cap allows. Those budgets will need a 60 percent &quot;super majority&quot; to pass.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 10:40:25 +0000 38893 at http://wamc.org New York Voters Cast Ballots on School Budgets