Voting Rights

Election News: Important Voter Registration Deadlines

Election News: Important Voter Registration Deadlines

Important Voter Registration Deadlines for 2017 and 2018   The last day to register to vote for the November 2017 election is October 13th. If you want to change party affiliation to vote in the 2018 primary, the deadline is […]

Tuesday is Primary Day — Know Your Pollsite & Your Candidates — Be Informed

Tuesday is Primary Day — Know Your Pollsite & Your Candidates — Be Informed

NYC Votes wants you to know that Primary Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 12th. Bronx voters who are registered in a political party will elect candidates to compete in November’s general election. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. – […]

Profile America: Youth Voting Comes of Age

Profile America: Youth Voting Comes of Age

  Saturday, July 1 — On this date 46 years ago, the sun set on our old concept of coming of age. The 26th amendment to the Constitution became law effective July 1, lowering the age requirement for voting in […]

Profile America: Voter Registration

Profile America: Voter Registration

Tuesday, March 7 — The right to vote began to receive some supervision more than two centuries ago, when Massachusetts acted on this date in 1801 to register voters. At that time, the franchise was limited to men — usually those […]

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Profile America: Jeannette Rankin

Saturday, March 4 — The first woman to serve in Congress took her seat on this date 100 years ago. Barely a month later, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became one of the few representatives to vote against entry into World War […]

Profile America: Absentee Voting

Profile America: Absentee Voting

Tuesday, November 15 — This month marks the 152nd anniversary of absentee ballot voting in the U.S. This measure was introduced during the Civil War to permit Union army soldiers in the field to choose between re-electing Abraham Lincoln or sending […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Ban on ‘Ballot Selfies’ Upheld

BREAKING NEWS: Ban on ‘Ballot Selfies’ Upheld

Today, US District Court Justice P. Kevin Castel just issued an opinion denying the application for a preliminary injunction that would have allowed ‘ballot selfies’ in New York. Justice Castel ruled that “enjoining enforcement of [the election law prohibiting anyone from revealing […]

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Profile America: Youth Is Served

In 1972, the 26th amendment to the Constitution became law effective July 1, lowering the age requirement for voting in national elections from 21 to 18 years old.

Vote Today — Congressional Primary

Vote Today — Congressional Primary

Today is the Congressional Primary! Check where there’s a primary in your district here: http://bit.ly/NYCPollLocator U.S. CONGRESS The legislative branch of the United States is a bicameral body composed of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES and the SENATE, which together form […]

Profile America: Thomas Peterson-Mundy, Primary Voter

Profile America: Thomas Peterson-Mundy, Primary Voter

PRIMARY VOTER   Thursday, March 31 — The 15th Amendment to the Constitution declared the right to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition […]

Letter To The Editor: Support Vote Better NY Campaign

Letter To The Editor: Support Vote Better NY Campaign

Dear Editor, To be an engaged citizen is to exercise your right to vote.  It is important that every citizen is given the opportunity to cast their ballot without impediments.  I stand with the Vote Better NY campaign for election […]

Op-Ed: Obstacles to Latino Voter Participation

Op-Ed: Obstacles to Latino Voter Participation

Op-Ed: Obstacles to Latino Voter Participation   By: Eddie Cuesta, New York Director, Dominicanos USA   Every four years for the past several decades we have been told by political writers and pundits that the Latino vote is a “sleeping […]

Profile America: The Right To Vote And Voter Registration

Profile America: The Right To Vote And Voter Registration

VOTER REGISTRATION The right to vote began to receive some supervision more than two centuries ago, when Massachusetts acted this month in 1801 to register voters. At that time, the franchise was limited to men — usually those of local repute […]

NYC Votes Video Voter Guide: Julio Pabon | Bronxnet TV

NYC Votes Video Voter Guide: Julio Pabon | Bronxnet TV

Julio Pabon — Bronx Not 4 Sale Julio Pabon — Bronx Not For Sale  On Twitter: @JulioPabonBX Campaign website: Julio Pabon For City Council Facebook: Julio Pabon In this nonpartisan special election Mr. Julio Pabon will be running on the independent Bronx Not For […]

INBOX: Ted Cruz and Diaz Break Bread (Photo)

INBOX: Ted Cruz and Diaz Break Bread (Photo)

  On the eve of the ‪17th Council District‬ special election, we received this photo of Bronx State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz greeting firebrand GOP presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Twice. It appears that Rev. Diaz emailed the photo to […]