Tag Archive for: Open Primaries

Hochul’s Narrow Victory Highlights a Miss for Independent Voters

The Governor Failed to Secure the Support of Many who Want Reform Albany, NY – This week, Governor Kathy Hochul was narrowly elected Governor of the State of New York when, for the first time since 1946, New Yorkers only had two candidates to choose from on the ballot. The Governor barely defeated Congressman Lee Zeldin, as […]

Running for Office Shouldn’t Be This Hard

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 […]

Unite NY in the news: New Governor’s Poll Gives Astorino a Boost After GOP Convention

Pollster John Zogby recently conducted a poll for Unite NY, which shows Governor Kathy Hochul in the lead for re-election but not pulling away from her democratic and republican opponents. One takeaway from the poll is that former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino leads republicans in a head to head against Hochul. The poll has […]

Unite NY in the News: Unite NY monthly index finds deep voter dissatisfaction, more New Yorkers ready to leave

Read more of this coverage from the Oneida Dispatch here.

Candidates Talking Open Primaries

Great to see candidates getting real about issues that can make a difference. We’re excited to see our friends Larry Sharpe and Andrew Giuliani both speaking out on the importance of Open Primaries. Here’s Larry recently sharing his thoughts. And here’s Andrew Giuliani offering his take (at the 9:30 mark).

Unite NY In the News: NY Voters are in a Sour Mood

Spectrum providing coverage of our recent poll and Voter Empowerment Index Read more here.

Unite NY Monthly Index Finds Deep Voter Dissatisfaction, More New Yorkers Ready to Leave

Nearly Half of Voters Say NYS is Headed in the Wrong Direction and Partisan Politics are Worse than Two Years ago, Nearly 40% Planning to Move Out of State, Race for the Republican Nomination for Governor is Wide Open Syracuse, NY – The second edition of Unite NY‘s Voter Empowerment Index (VEI) was rolled out […]