senate Bill S1317

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Repeals certain provisions of the election law and adds new section permitting a voter to vote by special ballot at the board of elections upon written statement and

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 06, 2011 referred to elections

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S1317 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6399
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§11-300, 11-302 & 11-306, add §11-300, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1431, A6175

S1317 - Summary

Repeals certain provisions of the election law and adds a new section to such law permitting a voter to vote by special ballot at the board of elections upon submission of a written statement and verification of specific qualifications of such voter.

S1317 - Sponsor Memo

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REPEALED and a new section 11-300 is added to read as follows: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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