S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 17, 2013
Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, LARKIN, RANZENHOFER -- read twice and
ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the joint nomination of
candidates for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 5 of section 6-104 of the election
law are amended to read as follows:
1. Party designation of a candidate for nomination for any office to
be filled by the voters of the entire state shall be made by the state
committee. CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICES OF GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVER-
NOR SHALL BE DESIGNATED JOINTLY BY A SINGLE VOTE OF SUCH COMMITTEE.
2. The state committee shall make a decision by majority vote. The
person OR PERSONS receiving the majority vote shall be the party's
designated candidate OR PAIR OF CANDIDATES for nomination, and all other
persons OR PAIRS OF PERSONS who shall have received twenty-five percent
or more of the vote cast on any ballot shall have the right to make
written demand, duly acknowledged, to the state board of elections that
their names appear on the primary ballot as candidates for such nomi-
nation. Such demand shall be made not later than seven days after such
meeting and may be withdrawn in the same manner within fourteen days
after such meeting.
5. Enrolled members of the party may make other designations by peti-
tion for [a member] MEMBERS of the same party. A PETITION DESIGNATING A
CANDIDATE FOR THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR OR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SHALL BE
VALID ONLY IF SUCH PETITION JOINTLY DESIGNATES CANDIDATES FOR BOTH SUCH
OFFICES ON SUCH PETITION.
S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 7-114 of the election law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (e) to read as follows:
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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(E) WITH RESPECT TO CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICES OF GOVERNOR AND LIEU-
TENANT GOVERNOR, BALLOTS SHALL BE PRINTED SO THAT THE NAMES OF CANDI-
DATES FOR BOTH OFFICES WHO WERE DESIGNATED JOINTLY SHALL APPEAR IN THE
SAME ROW OR COLUMN, WITH THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR APPEAR-
ING FIRST AND THE BALLOT SHALL BE SO ADJUSTED THAT BOTH OFFICES ARE
VOTED FOR JOINTLY AND HAVE BUT ONE DESIGNATING LETTER OR NUMBER.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.