assembly Bill A658

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Allows absentee voting for persons unable to vote due to duties, occupation, business, personal matters or studies

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to election law
Jan 07, 2009 referred to election law

A658 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A4742, S544
2013-2014: A2105, S2252, S6534
2015-2016: A5601, S873
2017-2018: S1659
2019-2020: S145

A658 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows absentee voting for persons unable to vote due to duties, occupation, business, personal matters or studies; no agent may collect more than 15 ballots except with approval of two inspectors representing different political parties.

A658 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 7, 2009

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting quali-


  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 8-400 of the election law, the
opening paragraph as amended by chapter 359 of  the  laws  of  1989,  is
amended and a new subdivision 10 is added to read as follows:
  1.  A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this chapter
if, on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board  of
elections,  primary  election, special election, general election or New
York city community school board district  or  city  of  Buffalo  school
district election, he OR SHE will be[:
  (a)  unavoidably  absent  from  the  county of his residence, or, if a
resident of the city of New York absent from  said  city,  because  his]
UNABLE  TO  VOTE IN PERSON DUE TO duties, occupation, business, PERSONAL
MATTERS or studies [require him to be elsewhere on the day of  election;
  (b)  absent  from  such county or city because he is on vacation else-
where on the day of election; or
  (c) unable to appear personally at the polling place of  the  election
district in which he is a qualified voter because of illness or physical
disability,  whether permanent or temporary, or because he will be or is
a patient in a hospital; or
  (d) he is a person entitled to a ballot  because  he  is  a  qualified
voter  registered  as an inmate or patient of a veteran's administration
hospital; or
  (e) absent from the county of his residence, or if a resident  of  the
city  of  New York, absent from said city, because of his accompanying a

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