This report provides a comparative analysis of electoral data collection practices with the purpose of making recommendations that will improve electoral data collection in New York. This report answers the following questions: Why does New York State not collect electoral data by race and ethnicity? What explains electoral data collection by race in Alabama, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania? Are there any adverse impacts associated with this practice in these states?
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Cruz, José and Hayes, Jacqueline, "Adding Race and Ethnicity: Electoral Data Collection Practice and Prospects for New York State" (2009). Policy Documents. 5.