senate Bill S423

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring ballot rotation

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S423 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-116, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S423 - Summary

Relates to requiring ballot rotation.

S423 - Sponsor Memo

S423 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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 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-


  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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