STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 6, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. CARROLL, BENEDETTO, COLTON, ABINANTI, DINOWITZ,
RICHARDSON, SIMON, L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Election Law
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to notifying voters that
New York practices a closed primary system
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Paragraph (f) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of the
2 election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended
3 to read as follows:
4 (f) Notice [that political] in bold and prominent type, stating: "The
5 state of New York practices a closed party primary system. Political
6 party enrollment is optional, but [that,] in order to vote in a primary
7 election of a political party, a voter must enroll in that political
8 party, unless state party rules allow [otherwise] otherwise".
9 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.