assembly Bill A7492D

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act of 2012; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.539
rules report cal.539
reported
Jun 20, 2012 reported referred to rules
May 22, 2012 print number 7492d
May 22, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to election law
May 10, 2012 print number 7492c
May 10, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jan 31, 2012 print number 7492b
Jan 31, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jan 04, 2012 referred to election law
May 25, 2011 print number 7492a
May 25, 2011 amend and recommit to election law
May 06, 2011 referred to election law

Co-Sponsors

A7492 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-126, amd El L, generally

A7492 - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act of 2012.

A7492 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7492

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to simplifying ballots

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  the  "voter
friendly ballot act of 2011".
  S  2.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165 of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7-104. Ballots; form of, voting machine. 1.  All  ballots  shall  be
printed  and/or  displayed  in a format and arrangement, of such uniform
size and style as will fit the ballot frame, and shall be  in  as  plain
and  clear  a  type or display as the space will reasonably permit. Such
type or display on the ballot shall satisfy all requirements and  stand-
ards set forth pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act.
  2.  The names of parties or independent bodies which contain more than
fifteen letters may, whenever limitations of space so require, be print-
ed on the ballot in an abbreviated form. In printing the names of candi-
dates whose full names contain  more  than  fifteen  letters,  only  the
surname  must  be printed in full. The officer or board charged with the
duty of preparing the ballots shall request each such candidate to indi-
cate,  in  writing,  the  shortened  form  in  which,  subject  to  this
restriction,  his  name  shall  be  printed.  If  no  such indication is
received from such candidate within the time specified in  the  request,
such officer or board shall make the necessary determination.
  3.  (a) The party name or other designation[, and a designating letter
and number] shall be affixed to the name of each candidate, or, in  case
of  presidential  electors, to the names of the candidates for president
and vice-president of such party.
  (b) The titles of offices may be arranged horizontally, with the names
of candidates for an office and the slot or device for write-in  ballots

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11215-02-1

Co-Sponsors

A7492A - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-126, amd El L, generally

A7492A - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act of 2012.

A7492A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7492--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH, HEVESI -- read once and referred to the
  Committee  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to simplifying ballots

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as the "voter
friendly ballot act of 2011".
  S 2. Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter  165  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S  7-104.  Ballots;  form  of, voting machine. 1. All ballots shall be
printed and/or displayed in a format and arrangement,  of  such  uniform
size  and  style  as will fit the ballot frame, and shall be in as plain
and clear a type or display as the space will  reasonably  permit.  Such
type  or display on the ballot shall satisfy all requirements and stand-
ards set forth pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act.
  2. The names of parties or independent bodies which contain more  than
fifteen letters may, whenever limitations of space so require, be print-
ed on the ballot in an abbreviated form. In printing the names of candi-
dates  whose  full  names  contain  more  than fifteen letters, only the
surname must be printed in full. The officer or board charged  with  the
duty of preparing the ballots shall request each such candidate to indi-
cate,  in  writing,  the  shortened  form  in  which,  subject  to  this
restriction, his name  shall  be  printed.  If  no  such  indication  is
received  from  such candidate within the time specified in the request,
such officer or board shall make the necessary determination.
  3. (a) The party name or other designation[, and a designating  letter
and  number] shall be affixed to the name of each candidate, or, in case
of presidential electors, to the names of the candidates  for  president
and vice-president of such party.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11215-05-1

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A7492B - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-126, amd El L, generally

A7492B - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act of 2012.

A7492B - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7492--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH, HEVESI -- read once and referred to the
  Committee  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in accordance with Assem-
  bly  Rule  3,  sec.  2  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  enacting  the  voter
  friendly ballot act

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as  the  "voter
friendly ballot act".
  S  2.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165 of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7-104. Ballots; form of, voting machine. 1.  All  ballots  shall  be
printed  and/or  displayed  in a format and arrangement, of such uniform
size and style as will fit the ballot frame, and shall be  in  as  plain
and  clear  a  type or display as the space will reasonably permit. Such
type or display on the ballot shall satisfy all requirements and  stand-
ards set forth pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act.
  2.  The names of parties or independent bodies which contain more than
fifteen letters may, whenever limitations of space so require, be print-
ed on the ballot in an abbreviated form. In printing the names of candi-
dates whose full names contain  more  than  fifteen  letters,  only  the
surname  must  be printed in full. The officer or board charged with the
duty of preparing the ballots shall request each such candidate to indi-
cate,  in  writing,  the  shortened  form  in  which,  subject  to  this
restriction,  his  name  shall  be  printed.  If  no  such indication is
received from such candidate within the time specified in  the  request,
such officer or board shall make the necessary determination.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11215-06-2

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A7492C - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-126, amd El L, generally

A7492C - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act of 2012.

A7492C - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7492--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  SCHIMEL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  TITONE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on Election Law -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in accord-
  ance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to the form of ballots;
  and to repeal section 7-126 of such law relating thereto

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 and paragraph b of subdivision
4  of  section 7-102 of the election law, as added by chapter 371 of the
laws of 1990, are amended to read as follows:
  a. In the event that a candidate in a primary election  believes  that
the  name  of  another candidate for the same office or position at such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the board of elections with which  such  certificates  or  petitions  of
designation  are  filed, a request that such board determine that such a
sufficient similarity exists.
  b. Each candidate for an office or position for which such numbers are
assigned may file with such board, not later than  fourteen  days  after
such determination, any or all of the information permitted by paragraph
a  of  this  subdivision in the form in which such candidate wishes such
information to appear in such leaflet. If  such  board  determines  that
such  filing  does not comply with the requirements of this subdivision,
it shall notify such candidate  forthwith  by  first  class  mail.  Such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11215-08-2

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A7492D (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-126, amd El L, generally

A7492D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act of 2012.

A7492D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7492--D

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH, HEVESI, PEOPLES-STOKES, ROSENTHAL,
  SCHIMEL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  TITONE  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee  on Election Law -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in accord-
  ance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again
  reported from said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to enacting the voter
  friendly ballot act of 2012; and to repeal section 7-126 of  such  law
  relating to the form of ballots

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "voter friendly ballot act of 2012".
  S  2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 and paragraph b of subdivision 4 of
section 7-102 of the election law, as added by chapter 371 of  the  laws
of 1990, are amended to read as follows:
  a.  In  the event that a candidate in a primary election believes that
the name of another candidate for the same office or  position  at  such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the  board  of  elections  with  which such certificates or petitions of
designation are filed, a request that such board determine that  such  a
sufficient similarity exists.
  b. Each candidate for an office or position for which such numbers are
assigned  may  file  with such board, not later than fourteen days after

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11215-10-2

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