senate Bill S6637

Repeals section 3-408 of the election law relating to election inspectors and clerks

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 21 / Feb / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Summary

Repeals provisions of the election law relating to election inspectors and clerks.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9048
Versions:
S6637
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld ยง3-408, El L

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BILL NUMBER:S6637

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal section 3-408 of the election law
relating to election inspectors and clerks

PURPOSE:

To eliminate conflicting provisions in Election Law relating to the
canvassing of absentee ballots in poll sites on Election Day and the
appointment of persons conducting said canvassing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill repeals Section 3-408 of the Election Law.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Election Law was previously amended to require that absentee
ballots be canvassed centrally, at Board of Elections offices or their
facilities and not in poll sites, however, the provision which
provided for poll workers to be appointed to count said ballots in
poll sites inadvertently remained. By repealing said section, there
can be no confusion on the part of election administrators, poll
workers or candidates, that absentee ballots must be counted centrally
at Board offices or facilities, which ensures consistency, accuracy
and transparency in the election process.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.

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

                                  6637

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN  ACT to repeal section 3-408 of the election law relating to election
  inspectors and clerks

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

  Section 1. Section 3-408 of the election law is REPEALED.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.









 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14116-01-4

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