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A04407 Summary:

Amd S6-134, El L
Relates to the formatting of petition volumes; sets forth requirements for the formatting of petition volumes and requires cover sheets to be provided.
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A04407 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 30, 2015
        Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the formatting of peti-
          tion volumes
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 6-134 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
     2  new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
     3    2-a. The sheets of a petition volume shall be numbered sequentially at
     4  the  foot  of  each  sheet.  Petition  sheets shall be securely fastened
     5  together in one or more volumes. Any petition  containing  ten  or  more
     6  sheets  shall  be  accompanied  by a cover sheet. A cover sheet shall be
     7  filed for each candidate and shall accurately and  correctly  state  the
     8  following information:
     9    (a) The name and complete residence address of each candidate;
    10    (b)  The  political  party or independent body, office or position and
    11  district number (where appropriate) for which each designation or  nomi-
    12  nation is being made;
    13    (c)  The  total  number  of  volumes  comprising the petition for each
    14  candidate;
    15    (d) The identification numbers (issued pursuant to 9 NYCRR § 6215.3 or
    16  its successor provisions) of the petition volumes comprising  the  peti-
    17  tion;
    18    (e)  The statement (if correct) that the petition contains the number,
    19  or in excess of the number of signatures required  by  this  chapter  or
    20  other applicable lawful provision.
    21    The  information  contained  on  the  cover sheet must be accurate and
    22  correct and shall match the information contained on the petition sheets
    23  for each candidate. When one or more candidates are designated or  nomi-
    24  nated  on  the  same  petition  volumes,  the  candidates may be grouped
    25  together on a cover sheet so that the number of volumes and their  iden-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  tification  numbers  do  not have to be repeated. The provisions of this
     2  subdivision shall be strictly construed, consistent  with  the  need  to
     3  have  accurate  and  correct  information  stated on the cover sheet for
     4  prevention of fraud and/or confusion.
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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