senate Bill S7191

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to write-in ballots

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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view actions (11)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 08, 2021 signed chap.480
Sep 28, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.513
substituted for a7761a
Jun 09, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1682
Jun 04, 2021 referred to rules

S7191 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-164, 6-166 & 8-308, El L

S7191 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides a write-in ballot cast in a party primary resulting from the filing of a valid opportunity to ballot petition for a candidate not enrolled in such party shall be void and not counted; makes related provisions.

S7191 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7191 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               June 4, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RYAN  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to write-in ballots

   Section  1.  Section  6-164 of the election law, as amended by chapter
 440 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   § 6-164. Primary, uncontested; opportunity to ballot. Enrolled members
 of a party entitled to vote in the nomination of a candidate for  public
 office  or  the  election of a candidate for party position in a primary
 election of such party, and equal in number to at least  the  number  of
 signers  required  to  designate a candidate for such office or position
 may file with the officer or board with whom or which are  filed  desig-
 nating  petitions  for  such office or position a petition requesting an
 opportunity to write in the name of a candidate or  candidates  ENROLLED
 IN  SUCH  PARTY, who need not be specified, for such office or position.
 Upon the receipt of such a petition, such office or  position  shall  be
 deemed  contested  and  the primary ballots of the party shall afford an
 opportunity to vote thereon. Requests for an opportunity to write in the
 names of candidates for two or more offices or positions may be included
 in the same petition. Such petitions shall be subject to objections  and
 court  determination thereof in the same manner as designating petitions
 so far as the provisions therefor are applicable. All  required  notices
 shall  be  served on the members of the committee named in the petition,
 and such committee shall have capacity to bring a proceeding under  this
 chapter  as  if  such  committee  was a candidate named on a petition. A
 signature to  a  petition  for  an  opportunity  to  ballot  in  primary
 elections  made  earlier  than  sixteen days before the last day to file
 designating petitions for the primary election shall not be counted.
   § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 6-166 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter 235 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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