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File #: Int 1192-2013    Version: * Name: Eliminating run-off elections for the offices of public advocate and comptroller.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 11/14/2013
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to eliminating run-off elections for the offices of public advocate and comptroller.
Sponsors: Letitia James, Inez E. Dickens, Michael C. Nelson, James Vacca
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 11/21/13, 2. Hearing Testimony 11/21/13, 3. Hearing Transcript 11/21/13
Int. No. 1192
 
By Council Members James, Dickens, Nelson and Vacca
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to eliminating run-off elections for the offices of public advocate and comptroller.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
§1. Chapter 46 of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new section 1057-c to read as follows:
      § 1057-c No Runoff Elections for Public Advocate and Comptroller.
      a. Notwithstanding section 6-162 of the New York state election law, the board of elections of the city of New York shall not conduct a run-off election for the office of public advocate or comptroller, even if no candidate for one or both such offices receives forty percent or more of the votes cast by the members of the political party for such office in a citywide primary election. The winner of a primary election for public advocate and comptroller shall be the candidate in each such primary election who receives the greatest number of votes.
      §2. This local law shall take effect immediately following its ratification by the voters of this city in a referendum to be held in the general election next following its enactment.
 
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