assembly Bill A7013A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to instant run-off elections in N.Y. city

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2014 print number 7013a
Feb 24, 2014 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 08, 2014 referred to election law
Apr 29, 2013 referred to election law

Multi-Sponsors

A7013 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6862
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §6-162, amd §7-114, El L

A7013 - Summary

Relates to instant run-off elections in cities with a population of one million or more.

A7013 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7013

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to instant run-off voting
  in the city of New York; 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. Section 6-162 of the election law is  REPEALED  and  a  new
section 6-162 is added to read as follows:
  S  6-162.  PRIMARY;  NEW  YORK CITY, INSTANT RUN-OFF VOTING. 1. IN THE
CITY OF NEW YORK, ANY CITY-WIDE PRIMARY  ELECTIONS  FOR  THE  OFFICE  OF
MAYOR, PUBLIC ADVOCATE OR COMPTROLLER, IN WHICH MORE THAN TWO CANDIDATES
APPEAR  ON THE BALLOT FOR THE SAME OFFICE, SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY INSTANT
RUN-OFF VOTING.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM INSTANT  RUN-OFF  VOTING
MEANS  AN  ELECTION  IN  WHICH  VOTERS MAY RANK UP TO FIVE CANDIDATES IN
ORDER OF PREFERENCE, FIRST, SECOND, AND SO ON, AND IN  WHICH  TABULATION
PROCEEDS  IN UP TO TWO ROUNDS AS FOLLOWS: IF THE CANDIDATE WITH THE MOST
VOTES RECEIVES A VOTE TOTAL LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT PLUS ONE  VOTE,  THE
TWO  CANDIDATES WITH THE MOST VOTES PROCEED TO A SECOND ROUND OF BALLOT-
COUNTING. IN SUCH SECOND ROUND, EACH BALLOT IS COUNTED  AS  A  VOTE  FOR
WHICHEVER  OF  THE  TWO  ADVANCING  CANDIDATES  IS RANKED HIGHER BY THAT
VOTER.  ANY BALLOT THAT DOES NOT RANK EITHER OF THE TWO ADVANCING CANDI-
DATES SHALL NOT BE COUNTED IN THE SECOND ROUND. THE CANDIDATE  WITH  THE
MOST VOTES IN THE SECOND ROUND SHALL BE DECLARED THE WINNER.
  3.  THAT  PORTION  OF  THE BALLOT PERTAINING TO ELECTIONS CONDUCTED BY
INSTANT RUN-OFF VOTING SHALL ALLOW A VOTER TO RANK CANDIDATES  IN  ORDER
OF  CHOICE  IN  A  WAY  THAT  IS  CLEAR AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND SHALL
INCLUDE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RANK NO MORE THAN ONE WRITE-IN CANDIDATE.  TO
THE  EXTENT POSSIBLE, BALLOTS SHALL BE DESIGNED SO THAT A VOTER MAY MARK

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08671-03-3

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A7013A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6862
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §6-162, amd §7-114, El L

A7013A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to instant run-off elections in cities with a population of one million or more.

A7013A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7013--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. THIELE
  --  read  once and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Election Law in  accordance  with  Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to instant run-off  voting
  in  the city of New York; 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.  Section  6-162  of the election law is REPEALED and a new
section 6-162 is added to read as follows:
  S 6-162. PRIMARY; NEW YORK CITY, INSTANT RUN-OFF  VOTING.  1.  IN  THE
CITY  OF  NEW  YORK,  ANY  CITY-WIDE PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF
MAYOR, PUBLIC ADVOCATE OR COMPTROLLER, IN WHICH MORE THAN TWO CANDIDATES
APPEAR ON THE BALLOT FOR THE SAME OFFICE, SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY  INSTANT
RUN-OFF VOTING.
  2.  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM INSTANT RUN-OFF VOTING
MEANS AN ELECTION IN WHICH VOTERS MAY RANK  UP  TO  FIVE  CANDIDATES  IN
ORDER  OF  PREFERENCE, FIRST, SECOND, AND SO ON, AND IN WHICH TABULATION
PROCEEDS IN UP TO TWO ROUNDS AS FOLLOWS: IF THE CANDIDATE WITH THE  MOST
VOTES  RECEIVES  A VOTE TOTAL LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT PLUS ONE VOTE, THE
TWO CANDIDATES WITH THE MOST VOTES PROCEED TO A SECOND ROUND OF  BALLOT-
COUNTING.  IN  SUCH  SECOND  ROUND, EACH BALLOT IS COUNTED AS A VOTE FOR
WHICHEVER OF THE TWO ADVANCING  CANDIDATES  IS  RANKED  HIGHER  BY  THAT
VOTER.  ANY BALLOT THAT DOES NOT RANK EITHER OF THE TWO ADVANCING CANDI-
DATES  SHALL  NOT BE COUNTED IN THE SECOND ROUND. THE CANDIDATE WITH THE
MOST VOTES IN THE SECOND ROUND SHALL BE DECLARED THE WINNER.
  3. THAT PORTION OF THE BALLOT PERTAINING  TO  ELECTIONS  CONDUCTED  BY
INSTANT  RUN-OFF  VOTING SHALL ALLOW A VOTER TO RANK CANDIDATES IN ORDER
OF CHOICE IN A WAY THAT IS  CLEAR  AND  EASY  TO  UNDERSTAND  AND  SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08671-04-4

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