assembly Bill A4686

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 29, 2021 signed chap.90
delivered to governor
Feb 10, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.313
substituted for s4380
Feb 09, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.21
rules report cal.21
reported referred to rules
Feb 04, 2021 referred to election law


A4686 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-142, El L

A4686 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Decreases the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions of candidates for public office; now 2.5%.

A4686 (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  A S S E M B L Y
                             February 4, 2021
 Introduced by M. of A. BURGOS -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to the number of signa-
   tures for independent nominating  petitions;  and  providing  for  the
   repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   Section 1. Section 6-142 of the election law, as amended by chapter 79
 of the laws of 1992, subdivision 1 as amended by section 9 of  part  ZZZ
 of  chapter  58 of the laws of 2020 and paragraph (d-1) of subdivision 2
 as amended by chapter 418 of the laws of 1993, is  amended  to  read  as
   §  6-142.  Independent  nominations; number of signatures. 1. An inde-
 pendent nominating petition for candidates to be voted for  by  all  the
 voters  of  the  state  must  be  signed by at least forty-five thousand
 voters, or one percent of the total number of votes, excluding blank and
 void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the last  gubernatorial
 election,  whichever  is  less,  of  whom  at least five hundred, or one
 percent of enrolled voters, whichever is less, shall reside in  each  of
 one-half of the congressional districts of the State.
   2. An independent nominating petition for the nomination of candidates
 for  an  office  to  be filled by the voters of any other political unit
 must be signed by voters numbering [five] TWO AND ONE-HALF per centum of
 the total number of votes cast for governor at  the  last  gubernatorial
 election  in  such unit, excluding blank and void votes, except that not
 more than [three thousand five hundred] ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY
 signatures shall be required upon any such petition for any office to be
 filled in any political subdivision of the state wholly outside the city
 of New York, and not more than the following numbers of signatures shall
 be required upon any such petition  for  the  following  public  offices
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.