senate Bill S7847

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the form of ballots; repealer

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Jun 13, 2014 referred to elections

S7847 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§7-104, 7-106 & 7-126, add §§7-104 & 7-105, El L

S7847 - Summary

Relates to the form of ballots; enacts specific provisions and requirements for the form of general, special and primary ballots.

S7847 - Sponsor Memo

S7847 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7847

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 the  form  of  ballots;
  and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Sections 7-104, 7-106 and 7-126 of  the  election  law  are
REPEALED  and  two  new  sections  7-104  and 7-105 are added to read as
follows:
  S 7-104. BALLOTS; FORM OF; GENERAL, PRIMARY; SPECIAL  ELECTIONS.    1.
(A)  ALL PAPER BALLOTS OF THE SAME KIND FOR THE SAME POLLING PLACE SHALL
BE IDENTICAL IN FORM AND CONTENT,  EXCEPTING  THE  NAMES  OF  INDIVIDUAL
CANDIDATES  AND LOCAL REFERENDA, PROPOSITIONS OR INITIATIVES, WHETHER OR
NOT SUCH BALLOTS SHALL BE COUNTED BY VOTING MACHINE, BALLOT  SCANNER  OR
OTHER  METHOD.  A  DIFFERENT, BUT IN EACH CASE UNIFORM STYLE AND SIZE OF
TYPE, SHALL BE USED FOR PRINTING THE NAMES OF CANDIDATES, THE TITLES  OF
OFFICES, AND POLITICAL DESIGNATIONS.
  (B)  SAMPLE BALLOT SHALL BE CLEARLY DISTINGUISHABLE BY SIZE, COLOR AND
MARKING "SAMPLE BALLOT" IN TYPE SUFFICIENT TO COVER THE ENTIRE  FACE  OF
THE BALLOT, TO AVOID ERROR.
  (C)  PAPER  BALLOTS  WHICH  ARE  TO BE COUNTED BY A BALLOT SCANNER MAY
CONSIST OF TWO OR MORE SHEETS WHICH ARE DIVIDED INTO PERFORATED SECTIONS
WHICH CAN BE SEPARATED AT THE TIME THE BALLOT IS SCANNED. BALLOTS  SHALL
BE  PRINTED  ON  PAPER  OF  A QUALITY AND WEIGHT SPECIFIED IN THE VOTING
SYSTEMS' TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTATION, OR AS DETERMINED  BY  THE
STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS CERTIFICATION OF SUCH VOTING SYSTEMS.
  2. (A) ALL BALLOTS SHALL BE PRINTED IN BLACK INK AND/OR DISPLAYED IN A
FORMAT  AND  ARRANGEMENT  OF SUCH UNIFORM SIZE AND STYLE IN AS PLAIN AND
CLEAR A TYPE USING ONLY SANS SERIF PRINT FONTS, AS WILL, AT MINIMUM, FIT
ALL THE CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE ON A SINGLE  FACE  BALLOT,  AND  IF
CONSISTENT WITH THESE PROVISIONS, ANY AMENDMENTS, INITIATIVE OR PROPOSI-
TIONS.  IF  NOT, THEN SUCH AMENDMENTS, INITIATIVES OR PROPOSITIONS SHALL
BE UPON A SEPARATE BALLOT SHEET.   SUCH TYPE OR DISPLAY  ON  THE  BALLOT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15584-01-4

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