New York State

News and Announcements 

LWVNYS Voting ReformLWVNYS Statement on Voting Reform Package
We did it! We have passed a package of comprehensive voting reforms in New York State! After more than three decades of fighting for election modernization, the state legislature has finally passed a package of voting reforms that includes early voting, same day voter registration, no-excuse absentee voting, primary consolidation, pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds, state-wide voter registration transfer, and closure of the LLC loophole.  The League will continue to advocate for funding for many of these reforms. Stay tuned for updates on the statues as the session continues.

Legislative Action


  • LWVNYS Budget Testimony on Education Financing 2019 
  • On January 29th the League testified before the Joint Budget Committees on Public Protection in favor of $9 million in funding for early voting in New York State. Read Testimony.
  • Legislative Agenda for 2019
  • Joint Statement on Clean Contracting Reforms
  • League Joins Lawsuit Challenging 25 Day Voter Registration Deadline
    The League of Women Voters of NYS joined The New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union, and the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP  to file a lawsuit today challenging New York’s 25-day voter registration cutoff for arbitrarily disenfranchising tens of thousands of eligible voters. See the press release and the complaint. 
  • Make every day Thanksgiving. VOTE with your consumer dollars to prevent food waste.
    Beth Radow, chair of the NYS League’s committee on energy, agriculture and the environment has prepared a BE EARTHWISE guide for you to VOTE with your consumer dollars and daily practices to toss less food & feed more people while saving money and our natural resources. Also, watch Beth Radow’s interview with League member Ina Aronow on the environment and making a difference against climate change--with a focus on food. 

League Communication