New York

New York

You have no statewide Initiative & Referendum rights.


See the results of a poll on support for statewide initiative & referendum here.

Grade: D

Click here to view New York’s individual report in Of the People, By the People, For the People: A 2010 Report Card on Statewide Voter Initiative Rights.

State Balloting Process

How to bring the ballot initiative process to New York


In 1911 the I&R movement organ Equity explained the failure to win
initiative and referendum rights in New York: “No Direct Legislationist has
expected New York State to come into the fold until about the last… Read More

Ballot Qualifications & Schedule

There is currently no statewide initiative or referendum in New York. Join Citizens in Charge Foundation and volunteer to help organize your state.