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 Sens. DILAN, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and
when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections -- commit-
tee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
mitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting election
commissioners and deputy elections commissioners from holding a
publicly elected office
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 3-200 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 195 of the laws of 2003, is amended to read as
4. No person [shall be] appointed as election commissioner or DEPUTY
ELECTION COMMISSIONER SHALL continue to hold office who is not a regis-
tered voter in the county and not an enrolled member of the party recom-
mending his OR HER appointment, OR WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE RESPECTIVE
DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN PARTY OR COMMITTEE IN SUCH COUNTY or who holds
any other public office, except that of commissioner of deeds, notary
public, [village officer, city or town justice,] member of a community
board within the city of New York or trustee or officer of a school
district outside of a city; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE PROVISION OF
THIS SUBDIVISION PROHIBITING AN ELECTION COMMISSIONER OR DEPUTY ELECTION
COMMISSIONER FROM CONTINUING TO HOLD OFFICE WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE
RESPECTIVE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN PARTY OR COMMITTEE IN SUCH COUNTY
SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PERSON CURRENTLY SERVING AS ELECTION COMMISSIONER
OR DEPUTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER.
S 2. Subdivision 6 of section 3-200 of the election law is amended to
read as follows:
6. An election commissioner OR DEPUTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER shall not
be a candidate for any elective office which he OR SHE would not be
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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entitled to hold under the provisions of this article, unless he OR SHE
has ceased by resignation or otherwise, to be commissioner OR DEPUTY
COMMISSIONER prior to his OR HER nomination or designation therefor.
Otherwise such nomination or designation shall be null and void.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.