Bill Text: NY A06541 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Orders the names on ballots for special elections in the same manner as ordered for general and primary elections.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-11 - referred to election law [A06541 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06541-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 11, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the order of  names  on
          ballots for special elections
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 1 of section  7-116  of
     2  the election law are amended to read as follows:
     3    Ballots;  order  of names on; general, primary, and special elections.
     4  1. In printing the names of candidates on the ballot for  a  general  or
     5  special  election, the candidate or candidates of the party which polled
     6  for its candidate for the office  of  governor  at  the  last  preceding
     7  election  for  such  office the highest number of votes, shall be row or
     8  column A or one and the candidates of the other parties shall be  placed
     9  on such ballot in descending order of such votes.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.