New York City-2021 Mayoral Election. Eric Adams won the Democratic primary and will be running against Curtis Silva who wan the Republican primary.
Albany: On November 2, City of Albany voters will go to the polls to vote on increasing the Community Police Review Board’s authority and ability to conduct investigations and to exercise oversight, review, and resolution of community complaints alleging abuse of police authority. For more discussion of this important proposition to increase police accountability read this article in Albany Proper
On Tuesday, November 2, five initiatives will be on the ballot. Four have to do with voting and redistricting and one has to do with putting the Green Amendment in the New York Constitution. Click here for a full description of all the initiatives
For the People Act (HR!) was passed by the House. The companion bill in the senate is S1 and has as of October 6, not been voted on in the Senate.
John Lewis Voting Rights Act has passed the house but is pending in the Senate.
Freedom to Vote Act is a compromise piece of legislation authored by moderate senators who sought to craft legislation which would garner 60 votes needed for passage in the Senate. Here is a full description of that Act by the Brennan Center.
In addition, the Brennan Center offers this updated comprehensive overview of the current political state of play of the John Lewis and Freedom to Vote Acts and what is happening with voting rights at the state level.
The Times West Virginian, in an October 3, 2021 editorial explains the reasons we need a Federal solution to voting rights and the status of HR! and John Lewis Act and the subsequent Freedom to Vote Act.