Election legislation roundup: New York State Assembly

As of May 14, Ballotpedia has tracked 163 election-related bills in the New York State Assembly since the beginning of the year. Of the 163, Ballotpedia tracked one from May 8-14. Democrats sponsored the bill. The bill is below:   

  • NY A06711: Provides that a candidate who files a certificate of acceptance for an office for which there have been filed certificates or petitions designating more than one candidate for the nomination of any party, may thereafter file a certificate of declination not later than the seventh day after the primary election, Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon (D). 
    • This bill provides that a candidate who filed for an office where more than one candidate of any party filed for office, may file a certificate of declination by the seventh day after the primary election. 

During the week of May 8-14, Ballotpedia tracked six House election-related bills nationally. As of May 14, Ballotpedia has tracked 1,399 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the Texas House of Representatives with 183, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in Massachusetts and Ohio with one.

As of May 14, Ballotpedia has tracked 630 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 605 House bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 164 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control. 

The New York Assembly is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 4 to June 8 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 226 House bills related to election administration. Seven of these bills passed both chambers and five were enacted into law. New York is a Democratic trifecta.

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