With all voting machine tallies submitted from November 2nd’s, 2021 General Election Day (polls closed at 9:00PM last night), 825 of 825 districts reported, and still much to tally from absentee ballots before official results can be determined “Final.”
It appears that New York State voters who had shown up to the polls have rejected NYS Election Reform with a “No!” to New State’s legislators’ pursuit in loosening election restrictions;
“NO” to Amendment Proposal #3: Eliminating Ten-Day-Advance Voter Registration Requirement (61.89% No to 31.11# Yes),
“NO” to Amendment Proposal #4: Authorized No-excuse needed absentee ballot, (61.03% No to 38.87% Yes)
“NO” to Amendment Proposal #1: Amending the Apportionment and Redistricting Process. (59.13% No to 40.87% Yes)
If you admire the “Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthful Environment,” (or are simply persuaded by clever vagueness of the proposal’s title) rest assured the votes are strongly in your favor. – Even as the proposal is so broadly generalized.
Amendment Proposal #2: Right to Clean Air, Clean Water, and Healthful Environment, Already a strong 67% in favor to 32.84% against.
As for Amendment Proposal #5: Increasing the Jurisdiction of the New York City Civil Court is showing up in favor with 61% “Yes” votes.
Which raise questions: Can NYC’s Civil Court handle the increased flow in cases? Or will civil cases suffer delay, denial, and end up in Supreme Court anyways, or will people seeking reciprocity just to find themselves without justice? Will this lead to inflating claim amounts?
Keep in mind that the 2021 General Election results are not final, but rather indication of where these may land.