Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||
referred to elections
|Feb 09, 2009||
referred to elections
Senate Bill S1835
2009-2010 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2009-S1835 (ACTIVE) - Details
2009-S1835 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1835 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting qualifications PURPOSE : Allows absentee voting for persons unable to vote due to duties, occupation, business, personal matters or studies. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Extend absentee voting rights to any individual who for any reason is unable to vote in person; includes the category of "matters" in the list of acceptable reasons for absentee voting; eliminates the requirement that an individual applying for an absentee ballot be required to file a statement regarding the nature and reasons of their absence from the county of his or her residence; provides that no single agent may collect more than fifteen absentee ballots, except upon application and approval of both commissioners. JUSTIFICATION :
2009-S1835 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1835 2009-2010 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 9, 2009 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting quali- fications THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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; or (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. LBD01202-01-9
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