assembly Bill A1009

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a ranked choice voting method for presidential elections

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Jan 07, 2021 referred to election law

A1009 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 18 §§18-100 - 18-110, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10963

A1009 (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.

A1009 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1009
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02136-01-1