Releases and Blog

Unite NY Calls for Open Primaries in New York State

Minuscule Primary Voter Turnout Demonstrates a Glaring Need for Democracy to Be Open to all Voters Albany, NY – Abysmal voter turnout in last week’s primary elections clearly demonstrates the need for election reform and Unite NY has been joined by entrepreneur and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor Larry Sharpe in calling on both the Democratic and Republican […]

The Primary Problem

While New York has many political problems, one gaping issue in front of both Parties is the fact that we have a closed primary system.  That means that in order to vote in a Party Primary, you must be an enrolled member of that Party.  Most New Yorkers think, “of course you do!  Where in […]

Unite NY/Zogby Strategies Poll Finds Broad Bipartisan Support for Ranked Choice Voting

Vast Majority Embrace Ranked Choice voting to Put People Back in Charge Albany, NY – A new poll commissioned by Unite NY found Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), an important election reform, to have wide and deep bipartisan support among New York City Voters, with 75 percent saying they agree with having up to five candidates […]

In The News

UNY in the News: Pay but Can’t Play – Daily News Op Ed

In New York’s broken system, only voters enrolled in a Party can vote in today’s primaries. But we all pick up the tab. How is that fair? In this Op Ed carried in today’s Primary Day edition of the NY Daily News, Unite NY founder Martin Babinec shares his frustration with a closed primary process […]

UNY in the News: Seven Independent Bodies Seek Ballot Status

The Yonkers Times recently outlined the effort Unite NY and others have undertaken seeking ballot status in New York. New York State has one of the more restrictive and exclusionary ballot access thresholds in the nation, requiring more than 45,000 signatures – roughly the population of the city of Binghamton – to get a candidate […]

UNY in the News: Post Coverage of VEI Poll

The latest edition of the Voter Empowerment Index caught the attention of the NY Post – especially as it showed Andrew Giuliani cementing his place as the front runner in the GOP primary. Read more here.