Poll: Should New York have public financing of campaigns?

New York City voting machines.
New York City voting machines.
Jeff Coltin
New York City voting machines.

Poll: Should New York have public financing of campaigns?

And should the state eliminate fusion voting?
September 9, 2019

The state Public Campaign Financing Commission will hold it its first two public hearings on Tuesday at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. The commission has been tasked with creating a small-dollar, public matching funds system for state elections, similar to what New York City already has. Also on the table is eliminating or changing the practice of fusion voting, which allows a candidate to appear on more than one party line on the ballot. The final vote by the commission will be binding and, barring immediate action from lawmakers, turn its proposals into law. 

The first hearing, set for 10 a.m., will feature testimony from experts in the field of campaign finance and election law. The second, scheduled for 4 p.m., will be open to anyone in the public to voice their opinion. As the nine commissioners hear from the experts and the public about the issues, City & State wants to hear from you about where you fall on the commission.

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