2021 New York Elections Key Votes

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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 10, 2021 NY S 7191 Authorizes a Write-in Ballot Cast in a Party Primary to Petition for a Candidate Not Enrolled in Such Party to be Void and Not Counted Bill Passed - House (101 - 48)
June 10, 2021 NY S 4306B Expands Early Voting Access Bill Passed - House (108 - 41)
June 10, 2021 NY S 4306B Expands Early Voting Access Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 18)
June 9, 2021 NY S 7150 Amends State Congressional Districts Bill Passed - House (103 - 45)
June 9, 2021 NY A 6046 Authorizes the Board of Elections to Accept an Electronic Application for an Absentee Ballot when Submitted by a Voter Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
June 9, 2021 NY A 6047 Amends the Deadlines for the Mailing and Receipt of Absentee Ballots from the Day Before the Election to Election Day Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
June 9, 2021 NY S 613 Authorizes a Candidate for 2 or More Parties to Decline the Nominations for an Office Filled at a General Election Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 14)
June 9, 2021 NY S 7191 Authorizes a Write-in Ballot Cast in a Party Primary to Petition for a Candidate Not Enrolled in Such Party to be Void and Not Counted Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 21)
June 9, 2021 NY S 7150 Amends State Congressional Districts Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
May 11, 2021 NY A 6046 Authorizes the Board of Elections to Accept an Electronic Application for an Absentee Ballot when Submitted by a Voter Bill Passed - House (104 - 43)
May 11, 2021 NY A 6047 Amends the Deadlines for the Mailing and Receipt of Absentee Ballots from the Day Before the Election to Election Day Bill Passed - House (104 - 43)
April 21, 2021 NY S 830 Extends Voting Rights to Convicted Felons on Parole Bill Passed - House (97 - 52)
March 31, 2021 NY S 5545 Amends Statute's Definition of an Absentee Voter Bill Passed - House (138 - 8)
Feb. 24, 2021 NY S 830 Extends Voting Rights to Convicted Felons on Parole Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
Feb. 10, 2021 NY A 4686 Reduces the Number of Signatures Necessary for Nomination Petitions Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 15)
Feb. 2, 2021 NY A 2574 Establishes the State University of New York as an Automatic Voter Registration Location Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
Jan. 26, 2021 NY A 2574 Establishes the State University of New York as an Automatic Voter Registration Location Bill Passed - House (99 - 51)
Jan. 11, 2021 NY S 632 Establishes an Electronic Application to Request an Absentee Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
Jan. 11, 2021 NY S 1028 Requires the Boards of Elections to Provide a Website to Request an Absentee Ballot Application Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
Jan. 11, 2021 NY S 492 Authorizes the Board of Elections to Establish Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
Jan. 11, 2021 NY S 1027 Amends Election Law to Expedite Review and Canvassing of Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
Jan. 11, 2021 NY S 253 Prohibits Voiding Absentee Ballots on Technicalities Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
Jan. 11, 2021 NY S 360 Authorizes Voting by Mail by Removing Cause Requirement for Absentee Ballot Voting Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 13)
Jan. 11, 2021 NY S 631 Authorizes Board of Elections to Receive Absentee Ballots Earlier than 30 Days Before an Election Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 19)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/10 S 7191 Authorizes a Write-in Ballot Cast in a Party Primary to Petition for a Candidate Not Enrolled in Such Party to be Void and Not Counted Bill Passed - House (101 - 48)
6/10 S 4306B Expands Early Voting Access Bill Passed - House (108 - 41)
6/10 S 4306B Expands Early Voting Access Bill Passed - Senate (45 - 18)
6/09 S 7150 Amends State Congressional Districts Bill Passed - House (103 - 45)
6/09 A 6046 Authorizes the Board of Elections to Accept an Electronic Application for an Absentee Ballot when Submitted by a Voter Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
6/09 A 6047 Amends the Deadlines for the Mailing and Receipt of Absentee Ballots from the Day Before the Election to Election Day Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
6/09 S 613 Authorizes a Candidate for 2 or More Parties to Decline the Nominations for an Office Filled at a General Election Bill Passed - Senate (49 - 14)
6/09 S 7191 Authorizes a Write-in Ballot Cast in a Party Primary to Petition for a Candidate Not Enrolled in Such Party to be Void and Not Counted Bill Passed - Senate (42 - 21)
6/09 S 7150 Amends State Congressional Districts Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
5/11 A 6046 Authorizes the Board of Elections to Accept an Electronic Application for an Absentee Ballot when Submitted by a Voter Bill Passed - House (104 - 43)
5/11 A 6047 Amends the Deadlines for the Mailing and Receipt of Absentee Ballots from the Day Before the Election to Election Day Bill Passed - House (104 - 43)
4/21 S 830 Extends Voting Rights to Convicted Felons on Parole Bill Passed - House (97 - 52)
3/31 S 5545 Amends Statute's Definition of an Absentee Voter Bill Passed - House (138 - 8)
2/24 S 830 Extends Voting Rights to Convicted Felons on Parole Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
2/10 A 4686 Reduces the Number of Signatures Necessary for Nomination Petitions Bill Passed - Senate (48 - 15)
2/02 A 2574 Establishes the State University of New York as an Automatic Voter Registration Location Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
1/26 A 2574 Establishes the State University of New York as an Automatic Voter Registration Location Bill Passed - House (99 - 51)
1/11 S 632 Establishes an Electronic Application to Request an Absentee Ballot Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
1/11 S 1028 Requires the Boards of Elections to Provide a Website to Request an Absentee Ballot Application Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
1/11 S 492 Authorizes the Board of Elections to Establish Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
1/11 S 1027 Amends Election Law to Expedite Review and Canvassing of Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
1/11 S 253 Prohibits Voiding Absentee Ballots on Technicalities Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 20)
1/11 S 360 Authorizes Voting by Mail by Removing Cause Requirement for Absentee Ballot Voting Bill Passed - Senate (50 - 13)
1/11 S 631 Authorizes Board of Elections to Receive Absentee Ballots Earlier than 30 Days Before an Election Bill Passed - Senate (44 - 19)

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