senate Bill S1300

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for a "None of the Above" option on ballots in certain uncontested elections

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2017 referred to elections

S1300 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-116, El L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S5051

S1300 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for a "None of the Above" option on ballots in certain uncontested elections.

S1300 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1300 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1300

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017
                               ___________

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 providing  a  "None  of
  the Above" option on ballots in certain uncontested elections

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

  Section 1. Section 7-116 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  IN EVERY UNCONTESTED STATEWIDE, SENATE OR ASSEMBLY ELECTION, THE
OFFICER OR BOARD WHO OR WHICH PREPARES THE BALLOT SHALL PLACE BELOW  THE
CANDIDATE  LISTED  FOR  ELECTION AN OPTION WHICH A VOTER MAY SELECT THAT
SHALL READ: NONE OF THE ABOVE. ONLY VOTES CAST FOR THE  NAMED  CANDIDATE
SHALL BE COUNTED IN DETERMINING NOMINATION OR ELECTION TO ANY STATEWIDE,
SENATE  OR ASSEMBLY OFFICE, BUT FOR EACH OFFICE THE NUMBER OF BALLOTS ON
WHICH THE "NONE OF THE ABOVE" OPTION WAS CHOSEN SHALL BE LISTED  FOLLOW-
ING  THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE AND THE NUMBER OF VOTES IN EVERY POSTING,
ABSTRACT AND PROCLAMATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01036-01-7

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