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Poor Primary Voter Turnout Renews Unite NY’s Call for Election Reform

An Average of 15% of Eligible Voters Cast Ballots in the June 25th Primary (New York) Unite NY, a statewide nonpartisan movement focused on empowering voters, is sounding the alarm, again, after voters failed to turnout for this week’s primaries. According to the unofficial results from the New York State Board of Elections, across the […]

New Poll Finds Nearly One in Three New York City Voters Considering Leaving

60%+ point to broken and corrupt government as the reason Majority of voters support Term Limits and Citizen Ballot Initiatives. As New Yorkers reflect on yet another late budget, a new Unite NY/Citizen Data poll, unsurprisingly shows City voters are not happy with the current state of government and elections. The survey of more than 1000 […]

Lesser of Two Evils: Unite NY Offers Top 10 Reasons Why New York Voters Deserve More Voice, More Choices

Pathetic Presidential Primary Voter Turnout Highlights Need to for More Election Reforms This past Tuesday, April 2nd, New York State held its presidential primary but nearly no one showed up – turnout was below 5%. This was the opportunity for New York voters to have their voices heard for their political party’s candidate for the White […]

In The News

UNY in the News: Gothamist covers RCV Documentary

New documentary argues ranked-choice voting will boost democracy from Alaska to NYC Could the solution to New York’s notoriously low voter turnout – and even the nation’s hyper-partisan divide – be to change how we all vote? A new documentary playing at Angelika Film Center’s East Village location makes that case. “Majority Rules,” which is […]

UNY in the News: the Brian Lehrer Show

Did you catch the great discussion with Unite NY Executive Director Tim Dunn and Filmmaker AJ Schnack with Brigid Bergin? They covered AJ’s amazing documentary Majority Rules, Ranked Choice Voting in Alaska, NYC and around the US, and even covered the challenges of New York’s closed primary system silencing 3.4 million voters. Have a listen […]

UNY in the News: Capital Tonight Spot on Primary Turnout and Reform

Did you catch our Executive Director Tim Dunn on Capital Tonight? Here he is talking low primary turnout, voter frustration and reforms that could help fix both! Had enough yet? Learn more about how we can improve and strengthen our democracy here or donate to support our efforts.