senate Bill S6636

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Removes the requirement that party emblems be included in ballot design

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Feb 21, 2014 referred to elections

S6636 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง1-104, 2-124, 4-112, 6-128, 6-138, 6-140, 6-206, 15-108 & 16-104, El L

S6636 - Summary

Removes the requirement that party emblems be included in ballot design.

S6636 - Sponsor Memo

S6636 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 removing the require-
  ment that party emblems be included in ballot design


  Section  1.  Subdivision  18  of section 1-104 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 181 of the laws  of  2005,  is  amended  to  read  as
  18.  The  word  "ballot"  when referring to voting machines or systems
means that portion of the cardboard or paper or other material or  elec-
tronic display within the ballot frame containing the name of the candi-
date  and  [the  emblem of] the party organization by which he was nomi-
nated, of the form of submission of a proposed constitutional amendment,
proposition referendum or question as provided in this chapter, with the
word "yes" for voting for any question  or  the  word  "no"  for  voting
against  any  question  except that where the question or proposition is
submitted only to the voters of a territory wholly within  a  county  or
city,  such  form  shall be determined by the county board of elections.
Such statement and the title shall be printed and/or  displayed  in  the
largest  type  or  display  which  it is practicable to use in the space
  S 2. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 2-124 of the election law, subdi-
vision 2 as amended by chapter 9 of the laws of  1978,  are  amended  to
read as follows:
  1.  The state committee of a party shall select a name [and emblem] to
distinguish the candidates  of  the  party  for  public  office  in  all
districts  of the state, and shall file in the office of the state board
of elections, a certificate executed  by  its  chairman  and  secretary,
setting forth the name [and showing the emblem so selected].
  2.  The name of a party shall be in the English language and shall not
include the words "American", "United  States",  "National",  "New  York
State",  "Empire  State",  or  any abbreviation thereof, nor the name or
part of the name, or an abbreviation of the name, of an existing  party.

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


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