senate Bill S2300

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter friendly ballot act; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 23, 2019 referred to elections


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S2300 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
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
2017-2018: S7538, A3379, A9607

S2300 - 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.

S2300 - Sponsor Memo

S2300 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019

  -- 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 7-108 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".
  §  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
  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.

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


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