senate Bill S4087A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires automatic manual recanvass and audit of votes in cases where the difference between votes cast for candidates determines nomination or election

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Mar 14, 2013 print number 4087a
amend and recommit to elections
Mar 07, 2013 referred to elections

S4087 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2778B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-207, El L

S4087 - Summary

Requires an automatic recanvass and audit of votes in certain cases where the difference between votes cast for two candidates, or for and against a proposition, determines nomination or election to office, or a proposition's approval by the voters.

S4087 - Sponsor Memo

S4087 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4087

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring an  automatic
  manual recanvass and audit of votes in certain cases where the differ-
  ence  between  votes  cast  for  two  candidates, or for and against a
  proposition,  determines  a  candidate's  nomination  or  election  to
  office, or a proposition's approval by the voters

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  9-207
to read as follows:
  S  9-207.  AUTOMATIC  MANUAL  RECANVASS AND AUDIT OF VOTES. 1.  WITHIN
FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER EACH GENERAL, SPECIAL OR PRIMARY ELECTION, AND WITHIN
SEVEN DAYS AFTER EVERY VILLAGE ELECTION, WHERE  THE  DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN
THE  VOTES  CAST FOR TWO CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION OR ELECTION TO OFFICE
THAT DETERMINES THE NOMINATION OR  ELECTION;  OR  WHERE  THE  DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN THE VOTES CAST FOR AND AGAINST A PROPOSITION IS:
  (A)  IN  THE CASE OF AN ELECTION OTHER THAN A STATEWIDE ELECTION, LESS
THAN ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL  NUMBER  OF  BALLOTS  CAST  ON
WHICH THE CONTEST APPEARED; OR
  (B)  IN  THE CASE OF A STATEWIDE ELECTION, LESS THAN ONE-FOURTH OF ONE
PERCENT OF THE TOTAL  NUMBER  OF  BALLOTS  CAST  ON  WHICH  THE  CONTEST
APPEARED; OR
  (C) TEN VOTES OR LESS,
THE  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS OF EACH COUNTY, OR A BIPARTISAN COMMITTEE OF OR
APPOINTED BY SAID BOARD, SHALL MANUALLY RECOUNT THE VOTES CAST  IN  EACH
ELECTION DISTRICT IN WHICH THE CONTEST APPEARED ON THE BALLOT, INCLUDING
ANY  OVERVOTES,  UNDERVOTES, BLANK VOTES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT.  NO PERSON
WHO WAS A CANDIDATE AT SUCH ELECTION SHALL BE APPOINTED TO MEMBERSHIP ON
THE COMMITTEE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06399-03-3

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S4087A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2778B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §9-207, El L

S4087A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires an automatic recanvass and audit of votes in certain cases where the difference between votes cast for two candidates, or for and against a proposition, determines nomination or election to office, or a proposition's approval by the voters.

S4087A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4087A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4087--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Elections  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring an automatic
  manual recanvass and audit of votes in certain cases where the differ-
  ence between votes cast for two  candidates,  or  for  and  against  a
  proposition,  determines  a  candidate's  nomination  or  election  to
  office, or a proposition's approval by the voters

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

  Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 9-207
to read as follows:
  S 9-207. AUTOMATIC MANUAL RECANVASS AND AUDIT OF  VOTES.  1.    WITHIN
FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER EACH GENERAL, SPECIAL OR PRIMARY ELECTION, AND WITHIN
SEVEN  DAYS  AFTER  EVERY VILLAGE ELECTION, WHERE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE VOTES CAST FOR TWO CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION OR ELECTION  TO  OFFICE
THAT  DETERMINES  THE  NOMINATION  OR  ELECTION; OR WHERE THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN THE VOTES CAST FOR AND AGAINST A PROPOSITION IS:
  (A) IN THE CASE OF AN ELECTION OTHER THAN A STATEWIDE  ELECTION,  LESS
THAN  ONE-HALF  OF  ONE  PERCENT  OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BALLOTS CAST ON
WHICH THE CONTEST APPEARED; OR
  (B) IN THE CASE OF A STATEWIDE ELECTION, LESS THAN ONE-FOURTH  OF  ONE
PERCENT  OF  THE  TOTAL  NUMBER  OF  BALLOTS  CAST  ON WHICH THE CONTEST
APPEARED; OR
  (C) TEN VOTES OR LESS,
THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF EACH COUNTY, OR A BIPARTISAN COMMITTEE  OF  OR
APPOINTED  BY  SAID BOARD, SHALL MANUALLY RECOUNT THE VOTES CAST IN EACH
ELECTION DISTRICT IN WHICH THE CONTEST APPEARED ON THE BALLOT, INCLUDING
ANY OVERVOTES, UNDERVOTES, BLANK VOTES OR THEIR EQUIVALENT.   NO  PERSON

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06399-05-3

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