senate Bill S7086

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; repealer

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Mar 23, 2016 referred to elections


S7086 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld ยง7-126, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

S7086 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act.

S7086 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7086 (ACTIVE) - 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

                             March 23, 2016

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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  enacting  the  voter
  friendly  ballot act; and to repeal section 7-126 of such law relating
  to the form of ballots


  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "voter friendly ballot act".
  S 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 and paragraph b of subdivision 4  of
section  7-102  of the election law, as added by chapter 371 of the laws
of 1990, are amended to read as follows:
  a. In the event that a candidate in a primary election  believes  that
the  name  of  another candidate for the same office or position at such
election is sufficiently similar to his OR HERS so as to cause confusion
among the voters, such candidate may, not later than five days after the
last day to file the certificates or petitions of designation, file with
the board of elections with which  such  certificates  or  petitions  of
designation  are  filed, a request that such board determine that such a
sufficient similarity exists.
  b. Each candidate for an office or position for which such numbers are
assigned may file with such board, not later than  fourteen  days  after
such determination, any or all of the information permitted by paragraph
a  of  this  subdivision in the form in which such candidate wishes such
information to appear in such leaflet. If  such  board  determines  that
such  filing  does not comply with the requirements of this subdivision,
it shall notify such candidate  forthwith  by  first  class  mail.  Such
candidate  may  file  revised information with such board not later than
ten days after such notice was mailed. If a candidate does  not  make  a
filing  within  the  times  prescribed  by this paragraph, the words "no
information supplied" shall appear next to his OR HER name on such leaf-
  S 3.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

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


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