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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S423
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S423 - Details
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §7-116, El L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S423 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S423 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to requiring ballot rotation PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill makes a technical clarification to the election law to make it clear that ballot rotation of candidates' names is still required by the election law in cities with a population of one million or more for primary elections. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends subdivision 6 of section 7-116 of the election law to remove references to voting machines. This change also removes the requirement of ballot rotation for party position for county committee in primary elections. Section two provides that this act shall take effect immediately. JUSTIFICATION: The rotation of candidates' names in primary elections within New York City has been a time honored practice embodied in state law going back prior to 1950. The simple idea behind the practice being that every candidate for election in a primary should have equal access to the top ballot position for that respective race.
S423 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 423 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- 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 ballot rota- tion THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 7-116 of the election law, the second undesignated paragraph as amended by chapter 121 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows: 6. In the city of New York, the ballot [on the voting machine] for primary elections shall conform to the following additional provisions: The names of the candidates designated for [such] public office [or party position] in the primary of a party shall be placed under the title of the office or position in the alphabetical order of their surnames, in the first or lowest numbered assembly district and election district of any political unit or subdivision within a county. If candidates' surnames are identical, their given or first name shall determine their order. Thereafter the names shall be rotated by election districts by transposing the first named candidate to the bottom of the order at each succeeding election district, so that each name shall appear first and in each other position in an equal number, as nearly as possible, of the election districts [and except, further, that where two or more candidates are to be elected to the same party position, the names of candidates for such a position which appear on the same designating petition shall be grouped together on the ballot in the order in which their names appear on the designating petition and the group rotated alphabetically in relation to other groups or individ- ual candidates according to the surname of the first person on the designating petition of such group. Groups of candidates for delegate and alternate delegate, and groups of candidates for male and female EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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