Martin Dilan

*Lost seat during 2018 primary election

Represents the 18th Senate District 
Sponsored Legislation Highlight – S4213; Provides for early voting twenty days prior to a primary or general election and eight days prior to a special election
Highest Points Category – Access/Ease of Voting (Category III); focused on individual barriers to voting, and issues concerning the physical polling place 
2017-2018 Legislative Session Total Points: 73

Senator Dilan’s voting rights record is ranked 3rd of the 9 Brooklyn State Senators.

Former Senator Dilan’s score reflects his sponsorship of bills that include laws governing the counting of affidavit ballots, re-canvassing of ballots, and eligibility for special ballots; extending the right to vote to legal permanent residence aliens; allowing for early voting; displaying voting relating communications on highways; and requiring daily transmission of voter registration information by the DMV. He also co-sponsored bills which address permitting pre-registration for 16-year-olds; improving the ability to vote when there has been a voter name or address change, including transfer of voter registration within New York state; establishing early voting; implementing automatic voter registration; updating regulations regarding poll watchers; and ensuring the right to vote is not denied due to race, color, or language minority status. Former Senator Dilan fairly equally sponsored and co-sponsored a wide variety of legislation and BVA hopes that his successor will continue to do the same.

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Brooklyn Voters Alliance is an all-volunteer organization that works to protect and expand voting rights in New York State. We promote voter participation, education, and the reform of New York’s regressive voting laws to ensure fairness and equal access to our fundamental right to vote.

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