*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.