senate Bill S2625

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 22, 2021 referred to elections

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S2625 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A541
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
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: S1447, A8370

S2625 (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.

S2625 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2625 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2625
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SANDERS, KRUEGER, MYRIE -- 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 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.
                                                            LBD03822-01-1

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