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New York Democrats Sponsor Bill For 2024 Presidential Primary

Assembly Member Carl Heastie introduces bill for selecting delegates and alternate delegates, early voting and absentee ballots.

As of June 11, Ballotpedia has tracked 182 election-related bills in the New York State Assembly since the beginning of the year. Of the 182 election-related bills, Ballotpedia tracked one from June 5-11. Democrats sponsored the bill. The one bill is below:   

  • NY A07690: Relates to the presidential primary, to provide for the election of delegates to a national party convention or a national party conference in 2024, and provisions regarding ballots and affirmations; repealer, Assembly Member Carl Heastie (D).
  • As introduced, this bill:
    • Selects the date for the presidential primary as April 2, 2024, to elect delegates and alternate delegates.
    • Adds that early voting for the presidential primary will be March 23 until March 30 for nine hours a day.
    • Allows write in votes to count unless they create an over vote on the ballot.
    • Provides instruction that an absentee ballot retuned 2-7 days after an election without a postmark is a curable defect if the voter provides a response stating it was mailed before election.
    • Establishes that delegates for the national convention may be selected by primary election with names on the ballot, by congressional district, or at a state committee convention.
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES – 2023/01/05: Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie attends a summit to discuss public safety at NAN (National Action Network) House of Justice Headquarters. Summit was convened by invitation from Reverend Al Sharpton. (Photo by LEV RADIN/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) 

During the week of June 5-11, Ballotpedia tracked 13 House election-related bills nationally. As of June 11, Ballotpedia has tracked 1,421 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the Texas House of Representatives with 188, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in Massachusetts and Ohio with one. 

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As of June 11, Ballotpedia has tracked 625 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 621 House bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 175 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control. 

The New York Assembly was scheduled to be in regular session from Jan. 4 to June 8 this year. In 2022, Ballopedia tracked 226 House bills related to election administration. Seven of these bills passed both chambers and five were enacted into law. New York is a Democratic trifecta.


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Edited by Kyana Jeanin Rubinfeld and Jessi Rexroad Shull

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