2016 election

  The recent New York primary was marred by reports that 126,000 Democratic voters in Brooklyn had been removed from the election rolls, leading to renewed calls for voting reforms in New York. Two election officials from Colorado will be in Albany on Wednesday for a panel discussion on election modernization at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. 

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Schenectday Mayor Gary McCarthy, Green Island Mayor Ellen McNulty, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Former Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, State Senator Neil Breslin, Assembly members McDonald and Fahy.
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With less a month to go before the primary on April 19th, Capital Region Democrats gathered last night in uptown Albany for a "Hillary for New York" organizing event.

More than 20,000 first-time voters have registered with New York state in what state officials are calling an "unprecedented surge" of voter interest ahead of the state's April 19 presidential primary. 

A new Siena College poll shows that if the New York primary was held today, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would handily defeat their opponents.

 A mixed crowd from millennials to baby boomers supported Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon at Albany's Academy Park.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

New York’s primary day isn’t until April 19, relatively late in the campaign. But that’s not stopping some local activists from getting involved. On Saturday, a coalition of social and economic justice organizations rallied in downtown Albany to show support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

  It’s Super Tuesday.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for today’s races, including in Vermont and the Bay State. 


With less than two weeks before Massachusetts holds its presidential primaries, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ramping up their campaigns for what is shaping up to be a highly competitive contest.

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The political spotlight falls today on New Hampshire, scene of the first presidential primaries, but  Wednesday is an important date on the 2016 election calendar in Massachusetts. It is the final day to register to be able to vote in the presidential primaries in Massachusetts on March 1st. 

Online voter registration launched in Massachusetts last summer and has been a big success. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the state’s top election official, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin.

  The first GOP presidential primary was held last night, but the makeup of the field was subject to pre-debate discussion.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he disagrees with Marist’s decision to stop polling the race.

This interview was recorded before last night’s debate.

  The 2016 election is still more than a year away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the campaign is in its silly season.