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A06234 Summary:

Amd §7-202, El L
Relates to the rejection by voting machines of ballots that contain a vote for a candidate who previously withdrew from an election.
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A06234 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      April 3, 2023
        Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
        AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to ballots that contain
          the name of a candidate who previously withdrew from an election
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  7-202 of the election law is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph u to read as follows:
     3    u. for elections held on or after January first, two thousand  twenty-
     4  five,  reject  any  ballot  cast  by a voter which contains a vote for a
     5  candidate that withdrew his or her name  as  a  candidate  for  election
     6  prior  to  such  election  and  whose  name  appears on the ballot. Upon
     7  rejection of such ballot, the voting machine shall provide notice to the
     8  voter that the ballot has been rejected. Such notice  shall  also  state
     9  the  name  of  the  person who is not longer a candidate and a statement
    10  that the voter must complete a new ballot. The state board of  elections
    11  is  authorized  to  promulgate  rules  and regulations necessary for the
    12  implementation of this paragraph.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2025. Effective  immediate-
    14  ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
    15  necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
    16  authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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