senate Bill S5527

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to notifying voters of the candidates and upcoming elections

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Apr 06, 2017 referred to elections

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S5527 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6224
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-604, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3219, A3287

S5527 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Instructs the state board of elections to create and distribute voting guides to voters containing information about the candidates; mandates that voters receive postcards to notify them of upcoming elections and that television and radio stations also notify their audience of upcoming elections.

S5527 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5527 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5527

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 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 notifying voters of the
  candidates and upcoming elections

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

  Section  1.  Article  8 of the election law is amended by adding a new
title 6 to read as follows:
                                TITLE VI
                           VOTER NOTIFICATIONS
SECTION 8-600. VOTING GUIDE.
        8-602. POSTCARDS.
        8-604. TELEVISION AND RADIO.
  § 8-600. VOTING GUIDE. 1. ANY CANDIDATE SEEKING NOMINATION OR ELECTION
AT THE NEXT GENERAL AND PRIMARY ELECTION TO  ANY  PUBLIC  OFFICE,  OR  A
DESIGNATED  AGENT  ACTING ON BEHALF OF SUCH CANDIDATE, MAY, AT LEAST SIX
WEEKS PRIOR TO THE GENERAL AND PRIMARY ELECTION, FILE WITH THE BOARD  OF
ELECTIONS  WITH  WHICH  NOMINATING AND DESIGNATING PETITIONS AND CERTIF-
ICATES FOR SUCH OFFICE ARE FILED PURSUANT TO SECTION 6-144 OF THIS CHAP-
TER A SWORN STATEMENT CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, SUCH  AS  THE
CANDIDATE'S  OCCUPATION,  EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND, PRIOR
GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE, AND ANY OTHER PERSONAL BACKGROUND OR EXPERIENCE
THAT THE CANDIDATE DEEMS RELEVANT TO THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN, AND  ANSWERS
TO  ISSUE  BASED  QUESTIONS DRAFTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS THAT
ARE SPECIFIED TO EACH POSITION.
  2. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL, BY  REGULATION,  ESTABLISH  THE
FORMAT  AND  LENGTH  OF  THE STATEMENT AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS SECTION AND
SHALL PROVIDE TO CANDIDATES  A  STANDARDIZED  FORM  FOR  PREPARING  SUCH
STATEMENT.
  3.  WITHIN  FIVE  DAYS  AFTER THE LAST DAY FOR FILING STATEMENTS UNDER
THIS SECTION, ALL LOCAL BOARDS  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL  FORWARD  ALL  SUCH

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

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