assembly Bill A765A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who was nominated by the political party that nominated the presidential elector

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2021 print number 765a
Feb 03, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jan 06, 2021 referred to election law

Co-Sponsors

A765 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4226
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-106, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10340

A765 - Summary

Requires electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who were nominated by the political party that nominated the presidential elector.

A765 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    765
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON, GALEF, PAULIN -- read once and referred
   to the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to requiring electors to
   vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who received
   the highest number of votes in the state; and providing for the repeal
   of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  12-106 of the election law is amended to read as
 follows:
   § 12-106. Electoral college; vote of the  electors.    1.  Immediately
 after the organization of the electoral college, the electors shall then
 and  there vote by ballot for president and vice president, but no elec-
 tor shall vote for more than one person who is a resident of this state.
 They shall name in separate ballots the persons voted for  as  president
 and vice president. They shall make and sign six certificates of all the
 votes  given  by  them,  each  of  which  certificates shall contain two
 distinct lists, one with the votes for president and one with the  votes
 for  vice  president. There shall be annexed to each of the certificates
 one of the lists of electors which shall have been furnished to them  by
 the  state  board  of  elections. They shall seal up the certificates so
 made and certify upon each that the lists of all the votes of this state
 given for president and vice president are contained therein.
   2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW BESIDES TITLE FOUR OF THIS
 ARTICLE, EACH ELECTOR SHALL CAST HIS OR HER  BALLOT  FOR  PRESIDENT  AND
 VICE  PRESIDENT  FOR  THE  CANDIDATES FOR THESE OFFICES WHO RECEIVED THE
 HIGHEST NUMBER OF VOTES WITHIN THE STATE. REFUSAL OR FAILURE TO VOTE FOR
 THE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT WHO RECEIVED THE HIGHEST
 NUMBER OF VOTES WITHIN THE STATE SHALL CONSTITUTE A RESIGNATION FROM THE
 OFFICE OF ELECTOR, AND  ANY  SUCH  VOTE  BY  AN  ELECTOR  SHALL  NOT  BE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

A765A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4226
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-106, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10340

A765A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who were nominated by the political party that nominated the presidential elector.

A765A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  765--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON, GALEF, PAULIN -- read once and referred
   to  the  Committee  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged, bill
   amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
   tee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to requiring electors to
   vote for the presidential and vice  presidential  candidate  who  were
   nominated by the political party that nominated the presidential elec-
   tor
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 12-106 of the election law is amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   §  12-106. Electoral college; vote of the electors.  Immediately after
 the organization of the electoral college, the electors shall  then  and
 there  vote  by  ballot for president and vice president, but no elector
 shall vote for more than one person who is a  resident  of  this  state.
 They  shall  name in separate ballots the persons voted for as president
 and vice president. They shall make and sign six certificates of all the
 votes given by them,  each  of  which  certificates  shall  contain  two
 distinct  lists, one with the votes for president and one with the votes
 for vice president. There shall be annexed to each of  the  certificates
 one  of the lists of electors which shall have been furnished to them by
 the state board of elections. They shall seal  up  the  certificates  so
 made and certify upon each that the lists of all the votes of this state
 given for president and vice president are contained therein.
   NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER  SECTION OF LAW BESIDES TITLE FOUR OF THIS
 ARTICLE, EACH ELECTOR SHALL CAST HIS OR HER  BALLOT  FOR  PRESIDENT  AND
 VICE  PRESIDENT  FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR THESE OFFICES WHO WERE NOMINATED
 BY THE POLITICAL PARTY THAT NOMINATED THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR.  REFUSAL
 OR  FAILURE  TO VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets