|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 15, 2019||referred to election law|
assembly Bill A1420
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Carmen E. Arroyo
A1420 (ACTIVE) - Details
A1420 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1420 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 15, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. SIMON, SEAWRIGHT, RIVERA, NIOU -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to instant run-off voting in the city of New York; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6-162 of the election law is REPEALED and a new section 6-162 is added to read as follows: § 6-162. PRIMARY; NEW YORK CITY, INSTANT RUN-OFF VOTING. 1. IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ANY CITY-WIDE PRIMARY ELECTIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR, PUBLIC ADVOCATE OR COMPTROLLER, IN WHICH MORE THAN TWO CANDIDATES APPEAR ON THE BALLOT FOR THE SAME OFFICE, SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY INSTANT RUN-OFF VOTING. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "INSTANT RUN-OFF VOTING" MEANS AN ELECTION IN WHICH VOTERS MAY RANK UP TO FIVE CANDIDATES IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE, FIRST, SECOND AND SO ON, AND IN WHICH TABULATION PROCEEDS IN UP TO TWO ROUNDS AS FOLLOWS: IF THE CANDIDATE WITH THE MOST VOTES RECEIVES A VOTE TOTAL LESS THAN FIFTY PERCENT PLUS ONE VOTE, THE TWO CANDIDATES WITH THE MOST VOTES PROCEED TO A SECOND ROUND OF BALLOT- COUNTING. IN SUCH SECOND ROUND, EACH BALLOT IS COUNTED AS A VOTE FOR WHICHEVER OF THE TWO ADVANCING CANDIDATES IS RANKED HIGHER BY THAT VOTER. ANY BALLOT THAT DOES NOT RANK EITHER OF THE TWO ADVANCING CANDI- DATES SHALL NOT BE COUNTED IN THE SECOND ROUND. THE CANDIDATE WITH THE MOST VOTES IN THE SECOND ROUND SHALL BE DECLARED THE WINNER. 3. THAT PORTION OF THE BALLOT PERTAINING TO ELECTIONS CONDUCTED BY INSTANT RUN-OFF VOTING SHALL ALLOW A VOTER TO RANK CANDIDATES IN ORDER OF CHOICE IN A WAY THAT IS CLEAR AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND SHALL INCLUDE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RANK NO MORE THAN ONE WRITE-IN CANDIDATE. TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, BALLOTS SHALL BE DESIGNED SO THAT A VOTER MAY MARK EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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