Represents the 21st Senate District
Sponsored Legislation Highlight – S3409; Modernized Voter Registration Act of New York provides for automated voter registration of eligible consenting citizens at designated government agencies; permits same day registration on the day of an election and to cast a vote in such election; and online voter registration
Highest Points Category –
Ability to Vote (Category II); focused on state imposed barriers to voting and procedures for eligibility to vote
2017-2018 Legislative Session Total Points: 108
Senator Parker’s voting rights record is ranked 1st of 9 Brooklyn State Senators.
Senator Parker represents the 21st Senate District which encompasses the neighborhoods of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. He has sponsored bills to codify federal voting rights protections in New York state law, provide for registration on election day, lower the voting age to 17, provide polling places on college campuses, re-enfranchise ex-felons, allow New York state lawyers and law students to be poll watchers, and provide for voting materials in Haitian Creole.
Senator Parker also co-sponsored bills to expand early voting, pre-register 16-year-olds, allow for electronic voter registration, provide easier transfer of registration upon moving, provide easier absentee voting for residents of nursing homes and senior residences, close the LLC loophole, and make ballots easier to read. Due to Senator Parker’s extensive support of voting rights legislation, either through sponsorship or co-sponsorship, he received the highest total score of all Brooklyn State Senators. We are encouraged by the depth and breadth of legislation Senator Parker has put forward and await his re-introduction of these bills during the 2019 legislation session and vote.