Kevin Parker


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 … Continue reading Kevin Parker

Martin Golden


*Lost seat during 2018 general election Represents the 22nd Senate District Sponsored Legislation Highlight – S1630A; Provides for bilingual voting materials 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: 12 Former Senator Golden’s voting rights record is ranked 7th of 9 Brooklyn … Continue reading Martin Golden

Diane Savino


Represents the 23rd Senate District Sponsored Legislation Highlight – S5741; Provides that the board of elections will mail special ballots to victims of domestic violence who apply for oneHighest 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: 38 Senator Savino’s voting … Continue reading Diane Savino

Brooklyn Voters Alliance Calls for Review of Election-Day Voting Issues; Demands Governor Cuomo and the New York Legislature Pass Voting Reforms


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 8, 2018 On Election Day, voters in New York City experienced widespread problems with malfunctioning scanners, poorly designed ballots, and long lines at polling sites as they exercised their right to vote in the 2018 midterm election. Issues were reported by voters, poll watchers and news outlets at polling sites across all five … Continue reading Brooklyn Voters Alliance Calls for Review of Election-Day Voting Issues; Demands Governor Cuomo and the New York Legislature Pass Voting Reforms

As Andrew Cuomo faces Cynthia Nixon, progressives are confronting him on voter suppression


By David Colon | May 11, 2018 “New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is fighting to keep his job, in what is becoming one of the most contentious primary elections in the country this cycle. His challenger, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon, has turned eyes across the country to the race, and in some regards, pushed the incumbent to … Continue reading As Andrew Cuomo faces Cynthia Nixon, progressives are confronting him on voter suppression

BVA Statement on the 2018 Budget


Last weekend, New York elected officials once again failed to include common-sense voting reform in the state budget. The right to vote our most fundamental right, yet New York voters face significant barriers to exercising that right. Every year New York falls further behind as states across the nation enact comprehensive voting reform — including … Continue reading BVA Statement on the 2018 Budget