NEW YORK 29 Electoral Votes 
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Population 
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, New York State Board of Elections)
Total Resident Population, July 1, 2019 est.
19,453,561

Total Enrollment, Nov. 2020
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New York has: 62 counties
Largest counties (one million-plus): Kings, Queens, New York, Suffolk, Bronx, Nassau.
Largest cities: New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse.

Government
Governor: Andrew Cuomo (D) elected in 2010, re-elected in 2014 and 2018. 
State Legislature: NY State Assembly: 150 seats   NY State Senate: 63 seats
Local: Municipalities, Towns, Counties    NACO
U.S. House: 21D, 6R - 1. L.Zeldin (R) | 2. P.King (R) | 3. T.Suozzi (D) | 4. K.Rice (D) | 5. G.Meeks (D) | 6. G.Meng (D) | 7. N.Velázquez (D) | 8. H.Jeffries (D) | 9. Y.Clarke (D) | 10. J.Nadler (D) | 11. M.Rose (D) | 12. C.Maloney (D) | 13. A.Espaillat (D) | 14. A.Ocasio-Cortez (D) | 15. J.Serrano (D) | 16. E.Engel (D) | 17. N.Lowey (D) | 18. S.Maloney (D) | 19. A.Delgado (D) | 20. P.Tonko (D) | 21. E.Stafanik (R) | 22. A.Brindisi (D) | 23. T.Reed (R) | 24. J.Katko (R) | 25. J.Morelle (D) | 26. B.Higgins (D) | 27. C.Jacobs (R).
U.S. Senate: Kirsten Gillibrand (D) re-elected in 2018, Charles E. Schumer (D) re-elected in 2016.

2020
U.S. House: New York will lose over 100 years of experience in the House in the 2020 election.  Three veteran lawmakers are retiring: Rep. Nita Lowey (D), first elected in 1988; Rep. Jose Serrano (D), first elected in a 1990 special election; and Rep. Peter King (R), first elected in 1992.  Rep. Eliot Engel (D), first elected in 1988, was defeated in the June 23 primary.  Also, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D), first elected in 1992, narrowly defeated Suraj Patel in the primary.
Races of note, including open seats:
- NY-27 (Western New York) had a special election on June 23, 2020.  The seat had been vacant since Rep. Chris Collins (R) resigned effective Sept. 30, 2019.  State Sen. Chris Jacobs (R)
defeated attorney and Grand Island Town Supervisor Nate McMurray (D), who was also the nominee in 2018; the two will face off again on Nov. 3.
- NY-2 (South Shore of Long Island) Rep. Peter King (R) retiring.  Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R) faces Babylon Councilwoman Jackie Gordon (D), mechanical engineer Harry Burger (G) and Dan Ross (I).
- NY-15 (South Bronx) Rep. Jose Serrano (D) retiring.  In this solidly Democratic district Councilman Ritchie Torres (D) faces Orlando Molina (R) and Patrick Delices (C)
- NY-17 (northern and central Westchester Co., i.e. northern inner suburbs of NYC, incl. White Plains and Tarrytown)
Rep. Nita Lowey (D) retiring.  In this solidly Democratic district, attorney Mondaire Jones (D) faces retired firefighter Maureen McArdle Schulman (R) and several others.
- NY-16 (Northern Bronx and Southern Westchester Co.) Rep. Eliot Engel (D) lost to principal/teacher Jamaal Bowman (D) in the June 23 Democratic primary.
And:
- NY-11 (Staten Island and southern Brooklyn)  This district, which encompasses the "most conservative borough" of NYC, is expected to be very competitive.  Freshman Rep. Max Rose (D) faces Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R), frequent candidate Gary Popkin (L) and write in candidate Kemi Akindude.
State Legislature: All 150 Assembly seats and all 63 Senate seats are up.

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The Empire State
General Election--Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline
: in person and by mail (postmarked)  Oct. 9, 2020.


Early Voting: Oct. 24-Nov. 1, 2020.


In view of the pandemic and increased use of absentee voting, there has been both legislation and litigation to ensure New Yorkers' voting rights are protected (+).
On the Ballot
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+Biden/Harris (Dem./WF)


Trump/Pence (Rep./Cons.)


Stein/Baraka (Grn.)


Jorgensen/Cohen (Lib.)


Pierce/Ballard (Indep.)






Ballot Access: "The requirement for signatures for an independent nominating petition for candidates to be voted for by all of the voters of the state must contain 45,000 signatures or one percent of the total number of votes, excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of Governor at the last gubernatorial election, whichever is less, with at least 500 signatures or one percent of enrolled voters, whichever is less, coming from each of one-half of the congressional districts in the state." Election Law §6-146(1)
Overview: New York, solidly in the blue column, plays an important role as a media hub and  source for campaign contributions and volunteers.
  


Presidential Preference Primary--Tuesday, April 28, 2020 June 23, 2020
Democrats

324 Delegates: 184 District, 61 At-Large, 29 PLEO and 50 Unpledged.


Republicans


General Election Winners in New York, 1992-2016
1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Clinton
49.72%
Clinton
59.47%
Gore
60.21%
Kerry
58.37%
Obama
62.91%
Obama
63.40%
Clinton
59.38%
  and the details...

General Election--Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Voting Eligible Population*: 13,591,250.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 56.8%.

Voter Registration Deadline
: in person and by mail (postmarked)  Oct. 14, 2016




Official Results >

 
+Clinton/Kaine (Dem./Wor./WEP)
4,556,118
(59.38)
Trump/Pence (Rep./Cons.)
2,819,533
(36.75)
Stein/Baraka (Grn.)
107,935
(1.41)
Johnson/Weld (Ind./Lib.)
176,598
(2.30)
Official write-ins (32)*
12,915
(0.17)
Total........7,673,099




*write-ins:
McMullin 10,397 and 31 others 2,518




ballots cast including blank (77,103), void (3,440) and scattering (48,343): 7,801,985.

5,042,062 votes (%) were cast in counties outside NYC and
2,759,923 
votes (34.6%) were cast in NYC.

Overview: New York was home state for both the major presidential candidates, and both campaigns had their headquarters here, raised a lot of money here, and connected with the media here.  As the state was solidly in the blue column, the campaigns mobilized volunteers to help in battleground states.  Hillary Clinton carried the Empire State easily, gaining a plurality of 1,736,585 votes (22.63 percentage points). 
Outside of NYC Clinton outpolled Trump by a relatively narrow margin, just 66,561 votes (2,391,543 to 2,324,984); in NYC Clinton won with a plurality of more than 1.5 million votes (2,164,575 to 494,549).
General Election Activity
Clinton  |  Trump
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election--Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voting Eligible Population*: 13,299,567.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 53.2%.

Voter Registration Deadline
: in person and by mail (postmarked) Oct. 12, 2012


Enrollment: Dem. 5,403,236 (49.24%)   Rep. 2,681,954 (24.44%)   Ind'pce 430,072 (3.92%)   Cons'v. 145,124 (1.32%)   WF 40,961 (0.37%)   Grn. 19,823 (0.18%)   Oth. 3,560   Blank 2,249,506 (20.50%)...  Total: 10,974,236


Official Results >

 
+Obama/Biden (Dem./WF)
4,477,020
(63.40)
Romney/Ryan (Rep./Cons.)
2,488,531
(35.24)
Stein/Honkala (Grn.)
39,900
(0.56)
Lindsay/Osorio (PS&L)
2,045
(0.02)
Johnson/Gray (Lib.)
47,195
(0.66)
Goode/Clymer (Const.)
6,273
(0.09)
Official write ins
342

Total........7,061,306

ballots cast including blank, void and scattering: 7,125,538.

4,660,852 votes (65.4%) were cast in counties outside NYC and 
2,464,686 votes (34.6%) were cast in NYC.
2012 Overview
New York was non-competitive in the presidential race, but the candidates made fairly frequent visits for fundaising and media appearances.  Obama won the state's 29 electoral votes with a plurality of 1,988,489 votes (28.16 percentage points).  Hurricane Sandy created major challenges for election officials in affected areas (+), and may have contributed to the lower turnout.  Overall 596,180 fewer votes were cast than in 2008 (575,723 fewer votes in the presidential race). 
General Election Details
Obama Romney
BALLOT [PDF]

General Election -- Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Voting Eligible Population*: 13,183,464.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 58.0%.


Enrollment: Dem. 5,243,960 (48.48%)   Rep. 2,789,863 (25.79%)   Ind'pce 353,760 (3.27%)   Cons'v. 137,380 (1.27%)   WF 35,289 (0.33%)   Grn. 22,966 (0.21%)   Lib.  1,395   Misc. 21   Others 2,231,866 (20.63%)...  Total: 10,816,500




Official Results >


+Obama/Biden (Dem./WF)
4,804,701
(62.91)
McCain/Palin (Rep./Cons./Ind.) 2,752,728
(36.04)
McKinney/Clemente (Grn.)
12,801
(0.17)
Barr/Root (Lib.)
19,595
(0.26)
Nader/Gonzalez (PLT) 41,248
(0.54)
La Riva/Puryear (PSL) 1,639
(0.02)
Calero/Kennedy (SWP) 3,615
(0.05)
Official Write Ins
702
(0.01)
Total........7,637,029


Write Ins included 634 for Baldwin and 35 for Keyes.

Total incl. 84,689 Blank, Void, Scattering: 7,721,718

5,080,049 votes (65.8%) were cast in counties outside NYC and 
2,641,669 votes (34.2%) were cast in NYC.
2008 Overview
Money and media attracted both major candidates to New York (visits).  There were als several joint appearances.  On Sept. 11 the two candidates joined for the commemoration at Ground Zero and participated in a ServiceNation forum at Columbia University.  On Oct. 15 they participated in the final presidential debate at Hofstra University, and the next evening both were at the Alfred E. Smith dinner at the Waldorf Astoria. 

Obama easily carried the Empire State, gaining a plurality of 2,051,973 votes (26.87 percentage points).

Outside of NYC Obama outpolled McCain by slightly more than half a million votes (2,730,786 to 2,227,984); in NYC Obama won with a plurality of more than 1.5 million votes (2,073,915 to 524,744).

Obama/Allies  |  McCain/Allies, 1  |  Nader

General Election -- Tuesday, November 2, 2004
Voting Eligible Population*: 12,738,056.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 58.0%.


Enrollment
: Dem. 5,534,574 (46.75%)   Rep. 3,209,082 (27.11%)   Ind'pce 323,063 (2.73%)   Cons'v. 160,337 (1.35%)    Lib'l. 80,344 (0.68%)   RtL 46,026 (0.39%)   Grn. 41,222 (0.35%)   WF 25,932 (0.22%)  Others 2,416,488 (20.41%)...  Total 11,837,068
Bush/Cheney (Rep./Cons'v)
2,962,567
(40.08)
+Kerry/Edwards (Dem./WF)
4,314,280
(58.37)
Nader* (Ind'pce/P&J)
99,873
(1.35)
Calero/Hawkins (SWP)
2,405
(0.03)
Badnarik/Campagna (Lib.)
11,607
(0.16)
Official Write Ins (5)
517
-
Total........7,391,249

*Nader/Pierce (Independence): 84,247 and Nader/Camejo (Peace And Justice): 15,626

Write Ins: David Cobb (138), Michael Halpin (4), John Joseph Kennedy (8), Michael A. Peroutka (363), Bill Van Auken (4)

Total incl. 57,017 Blank, Void, Scattering: 7,448,266

4,988,613 votes (67.0%) were cast in counties outside NYC and 
2,459,653 votes (33.0%) were cast in NYC.

2004 Overview
Kerry finished with a plurality of 1,351,713 votes (18.29 percentage points). 

Outside of NYC Kerry outpolled Bush 2,486,265 to 2,375,033.  In NYC Kerry won with a plurality of 1.24 million votes (1,828,015 to 587,534).
Kerry/Allies  |  Bush-Cheney '04
General Election Details


General Election -- Tuesday, November 7, 2000
Voting Eligible Population*: 12,380,208.
VEP Highest Office Turnout Rate: 55.1%.


Enrollment: Dem. 5,243,617 (46.56%)   Rep. 3,171,044 (28.15%)   Ind. 197,246 (1.75%)   Cons. 173,905 (1.54%)   Lib. 95,207   RtL 53,107  Grn. 12,121  WF 7,855   Others 2,308,714 (20.50%) ...  Total 11,262,816
Bush/Cheney (Rep./Cons'v)
2,403,374
(35.23)
+Gore/Lieberman (Dem/Lib'l/WF)
4,107,697
(60.21)
Hagelin/Goldhaber (Indp'ce)
24,361
(0.36)
Buchanan/Foster (RtL/BuchRef)
31,599
(0.46)
Nader/LaDuke (Grn.)
244,030
(3.58)
Phillips/Frazier (Const.)
1,498
(0.02)
Browne/Olivier (Lib.)
7,649
(0.11)
Harris/Trowe (SWP)
1,789
(0.03)
Official Write Ins (5)
2
Total........6,821,999

Total incl. 138,216 Blank, Void, Scattering: 6,960,215

4,691,713 votes (67.4%) were cast in counties outside NYC and 
2,268,502 votes (32.6%) were cast in NYC.

2000 Overview
The presidential outcome was essentially a foregone conclusion. Statewide, Gore's plurality was 1,704,323 votes (24.98 percentage points). Outside New York City Bush carried 36 counties to 21 for Gore; Gore carried all five boroughs in NYC. 

Outside of NYC Gore outpolled Bush 2,404,333 to 2,004,648.  In NYC Gore won with a plurality of about 1.3 million votes (1,703,364 to 398,726).

In the really big race, the U.S. Senate campaign, Rick Lazio spent $40.1 million and Hillary Rodham Clinton spent $29.3 million.

General Election Activity


1992 and 1996 General Elections



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1992
Clinton (D/L)...........3,444,450 (49.72)
Bush (R/C/RtL.)......2,346,649 (33.88)
Perot (NoPty).........1,090,721
 (15.75)
Others (4+w/ins).........45,113
(0.65)
Total........6,926,933



1996
Clinton (D/L)...........3,756,177 (59.47)
Dole (R/C/F)...........1,933,492 (30.61)
Perot (Ind.)................503,458
 (7.97)
Nader (Grn.)................75,956
(1.20)
Others (5)...................47,046
(0.75)
Blank/Scat................123,000
Total........6,439,129