assembly Bill A541

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to primary elections in the city of New York; repealer

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Jan 06, 2021 referred to election law

A541 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2625
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-162, El L; rpld §3-705 sub 5, §3-709 sub 6, NYC Ad Cd
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7033
2015-2016: S3800
2017-2018: S4110
2019-2020: A8370, S1447

A541 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that elections for municipal office in the city of New York shall use an "instant run-off" or "ranked choice" voting system.

A541 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    541
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  primary  elections  in
   the city of New York; and to repeal subdivision 5 of section 3-705 and
   subdivision  6 of section 3-709 of the administrative code of the city
   of New York relating to certain run-off elections in the city  of  New
   York
 
   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, as  amended  by  chapter
 424 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   § 6-162. [Primary; New York City, run-off. 1. In the city of New York,
 when  no  candidate  for  the  office of mayor, public advocate or comp-
 troller receives forty percent or more of the votes cast by the  members
 of  a  political  party for such office in a city-wide primary election,
 the board of elections of such city  shall  conduct  a  run-off  primary
 election  between  the  two  candidates receiving the greatest number of
 votes for the same office.
   2. In any jurisdiction that authorizes  a  run-off  election  after  a
 primary  election,  if  one of the two candidates receiving the greatest
 number of votes for the same  office  files  with  the  local  board  of
 elections  a  certificate of withdrawal within three days following such
 primary election, the board shall accept and certify the withdrawal  and
 declare  the  remaining candidate the winner and no such run-off primary
 election shall be held. Such certificate of withdrawal shall be in affi-
 davit  or  affirmation  form  as  determined  by  the  state  board   of
 elections.]  INSTANT  RUN-OFF  VOTING  IN  NEW  YORK CITY. ELECTIONS FOR
 MUNICIPAL OFFICE IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK SHALL USE AN "INSTANT  RUN-OFF"
 OR  "RANKED CHOICE" VOTING SYSTEM, CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.