assembly Bill A10963

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a ranked choice voting method for presidential elections

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Sep 09, 2020 referred to election law

A10963 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18 §§18-100 - 18-110, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1009

A10963 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a ranked choice voting method for presidential elections whereby voters rank candidates according to the order of their choice and, if no candidate has received a majority of votes, the candidate with the fewest first choice votes is eliminated and the remaining candidates advance to another counting round until a winner is determined.

A10963 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10963
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             September 9, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Paulin) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing  a  ranked
   choice voting method for presidential elections
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new article  18  to
 read as follows:
 
                                ARTICLE 18
              RANKED CHOICE VOTING FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
 SECTION 18-100. DEFINITIONS.
         18-102. RANKED CHOICE VOTING METHOD FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS.
         18-104. RANKED CHOICE VOTING METHOD; BALLOTS.
         18-106. RANKED CHOICE VOTING METHOD; PROCEDURES.
         18-108. VOTER EDUCATION.
         18-110. CONSTRUCTION.
   §  18-100.  DEFINITIONS.  "RANKED  CHOICE  VOTING METHOD" SHALL MEAN A
 METHOD OF CASTING AND TABULATING VOTES THAT SIMULATES THE BALLOT  COUNTS
 THAT  WOULD  OCCUR  IF  ALL  VOTERS  PARTICIPATED  IN A SERIES OF RUNOFF
 ELECTIONS, WHEREBY THE VOTERS RANK CANDIDATES ACCORDING TO THE ORDER  OF
 THEIR  CHOICE AND, IF NO CANDIDATE HAS RECEIVED A MAJORITY OF VOTES, THE
 CANDIDATE WITH THE FEWEST FIRST CHOICE VOTES SHALL BE ELIMINATED AND THE
 REMAINING CANDIDATES ADVANCE TO ANOTHER COUNTING ROUND. IN EVERY  ROUND,
 EACH  BALLOT SHALL BE COUNTED AS ONE VOTE FOR THE HIGHEST RANKED ADVANC-
 ING CANDIDATE.
   § 18-102. RANKED CHOICE VOTING METHOD FOR PRESIDENTIAL  ELECTIONS.  1.
 RANKED  CHOICE VOTING FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. BEGINNING WITH THE TWO
 THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR  ELECTION,  ALL  PRESIDENTIAL  ELECTIONS  SHALL  BE
 CONDUCTED USING THE RANKED CHOICE VOTING METHOD.
   2.  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE
 RULES AND REGULATIONS MANDATING ALL COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO CONDUCT
 ALL  PRESIDENTIAL  ELECTIONS,  INCLUDING  GENERAL   ELECTIONS,   SPECIAL
 ELECTIONS, AND PRIMARIES TO BE HELD IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-FOUR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets