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File #: Int 2175-2020    Version: Name: Unofficial tally of election results for ranked choice elections.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 12/10/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the unofficial tally of election results for ranked choice elections
Sponsors: Brad S. Lander, Ben Kallos, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Board of Elections to publish the unofficial election night results for ranked choice voting (RCV) elections in the form of round-by-round tallies, tabulated pursuant to the RCV tabulation procedures of the Charter. This would ensure that the unofficial election night results are reported in the same format as the final results. It is designed to add transparency to the RCV tabulation process and give voters confidence in the legitimacy of RCV election results.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2175, 2. Int. No. 2175, 3. Committee Report 12/7/20, 4. Hearing Testimony 12/7/20, 5. Hearing Transcript 12/7/20, 6. December 10, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 7. Proposed Int. No. 2175-A - 1/21/21

Proposed Int. No. 2175-A

 

By Council Members Lander, Kallos and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the unofficial tally of election results for ranked choice elections

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph 13 of subdivision c of section 1057-g of the New York city charter, as added by vote of the electors on November 5, 2019, is amended to read as follows:

13. Section 9-126 shall apply to ranked choice elections, except that the reference in paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 to the number of votes received by each person voted for shall be deemed in ranked choice elections to be a reference to the total number of ballots that marked each such person as rank number 1 for that ranked choice office; and except that, for ranked choice elections, the tabulation of results as they are received pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 shall be deemed to refer to [either, as determined by the board of elections of the city of New York pursuant to paragraph 1 of subdivision f of this section of the charter, (i) a tabulation of the number of ballots assigning rank number 1 for each candidate for each ranked choice office, or (ii)] a tabulation of the number of votes cast for each [such] candidate for that ranked choice office for each round of tabulation, as tabulated pursuant to subdivision e of this section of the charter.

§ 2. Paragraph 1 of subdivision f of section 1057-g of the New York city charter, as added by vote of the electors on November 5, 2019, is amended to read as follows:

1. When making public the results of a ranked choice election pursuant to section 9-126 of the election law, the board of elections in the city of New York shall release as the unofficial tally [either, as determined by the board, (i) the total number of ballots that marked a candidate in such an election as rank number 1 that ranked choice office, or (ii)] the number of votes cast for each candidate for that ranked choice office for each round of tabulation, as tabulated pursuant to subdivision e of this section of the charter.

§ 3. This local law takes effect on June 21, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01/19/2020