senate Bill S4269

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Authorizes the board of elections to provide special ballots to board of election employees anytime up to the close of polls on election day

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  • 18 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ELECTIONS
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4269A
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Summary

Authorizes the board of elections to provide special ballots to board of election employees anytime up to the close of polls on election day.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S4269
S4269A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-302, El L

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BILL NUMBER:S4269

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the
provision of special ballots for board of election employees

PURPOSE: This bill removes the restriction on when a county board of
elections can provide ballots to election inspectors. Under current
law such ballots shall not be given out earlier than two weeks prior
to the election.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of this bill amends election law section 11-302 to remove
the two week time restriction on when special ballots can be given out
by boards of elections to inspectors.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill eliminates that statutory requirement of a
two week timeframe restricting when the local Board of Elections can
provide elections inspectors with their special ballots By removing
this language from the law, these special ballots will now be made
available in a fashion generally applicable to absentee ballots under
§ 8-406 of the Election Law This will streamline the process and avoid
the potential disenfranchising of voters who work at polling places on
election day.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4269

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. TKACZYK, STEWART-COUSINS, ADDABBO, BRESLIN, CARLUC-
  CI, DILAN,  ESPAILLAT,  GIPSON,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN,  KRUEGER,
  LATIMER,   LAVALLE,  MONTGOMERY,  O'BRIEN,  PARKER,  RIVERA,  SAMPSON,
  SANDERS, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered  print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election  law,  in relation to the provision of
  special ballots for board of election employees

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section 11-302 of the election law, as amended by chapter
163 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S 11-302. Special ballots for board of election  employees.  A  person
who  is  an employee of the board of elections or who has been appointed
to serve as an inspector of elections, poll clerk or election  coordina-
tor  at  a polling place other than the one at which he or she is regis-
tered to vote, may deliver to the inspectors of election of the election
district in which he or she is registered, or to the board of elections,
at any time during the period in which an application  for  an  absentee
ballot may be so delivered pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, a
written statement that he or she will be unable to appear at the polling
place  for  such election district on the day of an election because his
or her duties as an employee of such board  or  as  an  inspector,  poll
clerk  or  election  coordinator require him or her to be elsewhere. The
board of elections shall provide such voter a special ballot [not earli-
er than two weeks before the election and] not later than the  close  of
the  polls  on  election  day.  Such cast ballots may be delivered to an
office of such board of elections or to  any  board  of  inspectors  not
later than the close of the polls on election day. Such ballots shall be
retained  at  the  board of elections and cast and canvassed pursuant to
the provisions of section 9-209 of this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08692-01-3

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