senate Bill S1056

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides that voters who voted by affidavit ballot shall be notified as to whether their vote was tallied, and, if not, an explanation must be provided

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to elections
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2009 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2009 2nd report cal.
Jun 02, 2009 1st report cal.560
May 19, 2009 reported and committed to codes
Jan 22, 2009 referred to elections

Votes

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Jun 2, 2009 - Codes committee Vote

S1056
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Codes Committee Vote: Jun 2, 2009

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S1056 - Bill Details

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S1056 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S1056

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the election law, in relation to tally notification
for affidavit ballot voters


PURPOSE :
To notify voters who have cast their ballot by affidavit when their
ballot was not tallied and counted.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Requires local boards of election to notify in writing, any person who
voted in a general or special election by affidavit ballot as to
whether or not their vote was eventually tallied. If such votes were
not tallied, such notification must provide an explanation.

EXISTING LAW :
At present, there is no provision in law that notifies a voter when
their ballot has been counted.

JUSTIFICATION :
We encourage our citizens to vote, yet when they are forced to vote by
affidavit or paper ballot their vote is often not counted. This can be
the result being given the wrong election district within a polling
site, being given the wrong ballot format of that ED, an inspector
fails to complete their portion of the envelope or for a variety of
other reasons. The voter should be notified that their vote was not
counted and for what reason so that they will be able to avoid the
same mistake or pit fall in the next election.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
Minimal postage by local board.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall become law on the thirtieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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