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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to elections|
|Jan 06, 2011||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1317
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- Passed Senate
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S1317 - Details
S1317 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1317 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to early voting; and to repeal sections 11-300, 11-302, and 11-306 of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: Establishes a program of early voting prior to a primary, general, or special election through the use of special ballots. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Repeals election law Sections 11-300, Special Ballots on Account of Religious Scruples; Section 11-302, Special Ballots for Board of Elections Employees; and Section 11-306, Special Ballots for Victims of Domestic Violence. Adds a new section of law, 11-300 regarding special ballots for early voting. EXISTING LAW: Current law allows victims of domestic violence, board of election employees, including poll clerks, and those you have religious objection to cast what are referred to as "special ballots." There is no provision of law however that allows regular voters who do not fit into any of these categories to cast an early ballot.
S1317 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1317 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. DILAN, DIAZ, PARKER -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to early voting; and to repeal sections 11-300, 11-302, and 11-306 of such law relating there- to THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Sections 11-300, 11-302 and 11-306 of the election law are REPEALED and a new section 11-300 is added to read as follows: S 11-300. SPECIAL BALLOTS FOR EARLY VOTING. A VOTER MAY DELIVER TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS A WRITTEN STATEMENT THAT HE OR SHE DESIRES TO VOTE AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS PRIOR TO OR ON THE DATE OF THE ELECTION. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, AFTER DETERMINING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE VOTER AND THAT THE VOTER HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY VOTED IN THE ELECTION, SHALL PROVIDE THE VOTER WITH THE APPROPRIATE BALLOT AND PERMIT THE VOTER TO CAST A SPECIAL BALLOT AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NOT EARLIER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION AND NOT LATER THAN THE CLOSE OF POLLS ON ELECTION DAY. EACH SUCH BALLOT SHALL BE PLACED IN AN ENVELOPE, PROVIDED BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, THEN SEALED; THE VOTER SHALL DATE AND SIGN HIS OR HER NAME ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE ENVELOPE. SUCH BALLOT MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE INSPECTORS OF ELECTION IN A MANNER PRESCRIBED BY THIS CHAPTER FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS OR RETAINED BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND CAST AND CANVASSED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 9-209 OF THIS CHAPTER AS SUCH BOARD SHALL, IN ITS DISCRETION, DETERMINE BY RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS BEFORE ELECTION DAY. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of December next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02681-01-1
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