senate Bill S1835

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to elections
Feb 09, 2009 referred to elections

S1835 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S1835 (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.

S1835 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1835 (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  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-


  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.


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