S02625 Summary:

BILL NOS02625
 
SAME ASSAME AS A00541
 
SPONSORSANDERS
 
COSPNSRKRUEGER
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 6-162, El L; rpld 3-705 sub 5, 3-709 sub 6, NYC Ad Cd
 
Requires that elections for municipal office in the city of New York shall use an "instant run-off" or "ranked choice" voting system.
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S02625 Actions:

BILL NOS02625
 
01/22/2021REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
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S02625 Committee Votes:

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S02625 Floor Votes:

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S02625 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2625
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  SANDERS, KRUEGER, MYRIE -- 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 primary elections in
          the city of New York; and to repeal subdivision 5 of section 3-705 and
          subdivision 6 of section 3-709 of the administrative code of the  city
          of  New  York relating to certain run-off elections in the city of New
          York
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Section  6-162 of the election law, as amended by chapter
     2  424 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 6-162. [Primary; New York City, run-off. 1. In the city of New York,
     4  when no candidate for the office of  mayor,  public  advocate  or  comp-
     5  troller  receives forty percent or more of the votes cast by the members
     6  of a political party for such office in a  city-wide  primary  election,
     7  the  board  of  elections  of  such city shall conduct a run-off primary
     8  election between the two candidates receiving  the  greatest  number  of
     9  votes for the same office.
    10    2.  In  any  jurisdiction  that  authorizes a run-off election after a
    11  primary election, if one of the two candidates  receiving  the  greatest
    12  number  of  votes  for  the  same  office  files with the local board of
    13  elections a certificate of withdrawal within three days  following  such
    14  primary  election, the board shall accept and certify the withdrawal and
    15  declare the remaining candidate the winner and no such  run-off  primary
    16  election shall be held. Such certificate of withdrawal shall be in affi-
    17  davit   or  affirmation  form  as  determined  by  the  state  board  of
    18  elections.] Instant run-off voting  in  New  York  city.  Elections  for
    19  municipal  office in the city of New York shall use an "instant run-off"
    20  or "ranked choice" voting system, consistent with the provisions of  the
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03822-01-1

        S. 2625                             2
 
     1  New  York  city  charter  and the administrative code of the city of New
     2  York.
     3    §  2. Subdivision 5 of section 3-705 of the administrative code of the
     4  city of New York is REPEALED.
     5    § 3. Subdivision 6 of section 3-709 of the administrative code of  the
     6  city of New York is REPEALED.
     7    §  4.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
     8  municipal elections held in the city of New York on or after January  1,
     9  2022.
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