senate Bill S1804

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidates in a manner representing the plurality of votes in each congressional district

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 15, 2021 referred to elections

S1804 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4895
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §12-106, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9039, A11151

S1804 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidates in a manner representing the plurality of votes in each congressional district.

S1804 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1804 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1804
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BORRELLO -- 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 requiring  electors  to
   vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidates in a manner
   representing the plurality of votes in each congressional district

   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.
 TWO ELECTORAL VOTES SHALL BE GIVEN TO THE STATEWIDE WINNER AND ONE ELEC-
 TORAL  VOTE  SHALL  BE GIVEN TO EACH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BASED ON THE
 PLURALITY OF VOTES IN SUCH DISTRICT. 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 presi-
 dent are contained therein.
   §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
 electors for all elections occurring on and after such date.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04822-01-1

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