Six New Election Related Chapter Laws Signed by Governor Cuomo

Six new chapter laws were signed recently by Governor Cuomo:

  • Chapter 173 (8/21/2017); in relation to determining how party position candidates are placed on a ballot for separate elections of males and females.  It was effective immediately.
  • Chapter 176 (8/21/2017); relates to requirements for designating and nominating petitions to include a district number, if applicable on each page of the petition.  It was effective immediately.
  • Chapter 210 (8/21/2017); repeals section 2-126 of the election law, relating to party funds and restrictions on expenditures.  It was effective immediately.  This proposal was program bill SBOE 17-22.
  • Chapter 293 (9/12/2017); permits boards of elections to allow election inspectors to work split shifts.  This is a change from half-day shifts.   It is effective March 11, 2018.  This proposal was program bill SBOE 17-08. 
  • Chapter 307 (9/13/2017); requires the State Board of Elections to publish the campaign website addresses of candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state comptroller, member of the state senate and member of assembly; when information is provided by candidates to the NYSBOE.  It is effective December 1, 2017.  This proposal was program bill SBOE 17-09. 
  • Chapter 310 (9/13/2017); removes the requirement of publishing a candidate’s residence prior to an election.  It was effective immediately.  This proposal was program bill SBOE 17-04. 
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