New York State Election Law Issues

Past Webinar

New York State Election Law Issues

Start 04/25/2023 - 5:30 PM
End 04/25/2023 - 7:15 PM


The New York State Constitution was amended in 2014 to change the process and rules governing the  drawing of district lines for the NYS legislature and NY’s congressional districts. The post 2020 census redistricting was the first test for the new plan – yet issues and problems with NYS’ electoral system remain.


Our panelists will discuss such issues as:




  • What Happened; Where are We Now; What’s Next?
  • Recent Court Decisions
  • Understanding the New Map
  • Reforming the State and Local Redistricting Process


Election Law Reform


  • Recent Changes in Election Law
  • Pending Changes Before the State Legislature
  • The John R. Lewis NYS Voting Rights Act


Election Administration


  • What’s Wrong with the Current Structure
  • What Changes Can be Made?
  • Roadmap to the Future



Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Justice Center and New York Census and Redistricting Institute and Center for New York City Law,  New York Law School


Program Chairs: Jeffrey M. Wice, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow, New York Census and Redistricting Institute/New York Law School; Special Counsel, New York City Districting Commission and Hon. Joan Madden (Ret.), JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator, NYCLA’s Justice Center


Moderator: Jeffrey M. Wice, New York Census and Redistricting Institute/New York Law School


Faculty: Richard Briffault, Joseph P. Chamberlain Professor of Legislation, Columbia Law School; Dr. John Flateau, Member, NYS Independent Redistricting Commission, Former Executive Director, NYC Districting Commission; David Imamura, Westchester  County Legislator, former Chair, NYS Independent Redistricting Commission; Fulvia Vargas-De Leon, Latino Justice


2 NY Credits: 2 PP; Transitional and Non-transitional; 2 NJ Credits: 2 General



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