assembly Bill A9607

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; repealer

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 06, 2018 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 08, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.670
Feb 05, 2018 reported
Jan 26, 2018 referred to election law

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A9607 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7538
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7-108, amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A7492
2013-2014: A204
2015-2016: A3389
2019-2020: A2682, S2300

A9607 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; relates to the form of the ballot for elections; removes additional provisions for primary elections for New York city.

A9607 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9607

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 26, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. LAVINE, L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, BUCHWALD, JAFFEE,
  ABINANTI, SIMON, SEPULVEDA, DINOWITZ, BLAKE,  FAHY,  ROZIC,  BRINDISI,
  CUSICK, PAULIN, LIFTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK, MAGEE,
  RODRIGUEZ,  THIELE  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on
  Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  enacting  the  voter
  friendly  ballot act; and to repeal section 7-108 of such law relating
  to the form of ballots

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "voter friendly ballot act".
  § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section  7-102  of  the  election
law,  as added by chapter 371 of the laws of 1990, is 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.
  § 3.  Section 7-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 165  of
the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  §  7-104.  Ballots; form of[, voting machine]. 1. All ballots shall be
printed and/or displayed in a format and arrangement,  of  such  uniform
size  and style as will fit the ballot [frame], and shall be in as plain
and clear a type or display as the space will reasonably  permit,  USING
ONLY  SANS  SERIF  PRINT FONTS. Such type or display on the ballot shall
satisfy all requirements and standards set forth pursuant to the federal
Help America Vote Act.
  2. The names of parties or independent bodies which contain more  than
fifteen letters may, whenever limitations of space so require, be print-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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