senate Bill S2339A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Eliminates the requirement for the use of electronic voting machines during village, special district, library district and fire district elections

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 14, 2011 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 07, 2011 advanced to third reading
Feb 01, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jan 31, 2011 1st report cal.45
Jan 25, 2011 print number 2339a
amend (t) and recommit to elections
Jan 19, 2011 referred to elections

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Jan 31, 2011 - Elections committee Vote

S2339A
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committee
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 31, 2011

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Bill Amendments

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S2339 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7-132, amd §§7-200 & 7-203, El L; amd §176, Town L

S2339 - Summary

Eliminates the requirement for the use of electronic voting machines during village, special district, improvement district, library district and fire district elections and authorizes the use of mechanical lever voting machines or paper ballots during such elections through December 31, 2012; establishes certain requirements for paper ballots.

S2339 - Sponsor Memo

S2339 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2339

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINS, JOHNSON -- 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  authorizing  village,
  special  district, improvement district and library district elections
  to be conducted on mechanical lever voting machines or paper  ballots;
  and  to  amend  the  town  law,  in relation to authorizing the use of
  mechanical lever voting machines or paper  ballots  at  fire  district
  elections

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  7-132
to read as follows:
  S   7-132.  PAPER  BALLOTS;  VILLAGE,  SPECIAL  DISTRICT,  IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT, LIBRARY DISTRICT AND  FIRE  DISTRICT  ELECTIONS.  1.  FOR  ANY
VILLAGE,  SPECIAL  DISTRICT,  IMPROVEMENT  DISTRICT, LIBRARY DISTRICT OR
FIRE DISTRICT CONDUCTING AN ELECTION IN WHICH PAPER BALLOTS  ARE  TO  BE
COUNTED  BY  HAND, THE FORMAT OF SUCH PAPER BALLOTS SHALL CONFORM TO THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. ALL PAPER BALLOTS SHALL BE PRINTED ON PAPER  OF  A  QUALITY,  SIZE,
COLOR  AND WEIGHT AS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
ON OR BEFORE JULY SEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN.
  3. ALL PAPER BALLOTS OF THE SAME KIND AT THE SAME POLLING PLACE  SHALL
BE  IDENTICAL  IN  APPEARANCE  AND  FORM.  A DIFFERENT, BUT IN EACH CASE
UNIFORM STYLE AND SIZE OF TYPE, SHALL BE USED FOR THE  PRINTING  OF  THE
NAMES  OF  CANDIDATES,  THE TITLES OF OFFICES, POLITICAL DESIGNATION AND
THE READING FORM OF ALL PROPOSALS AND QUESTIONS PRESENTED. THE NAMES  OF
ALL  CANDIDATES  SHALL  BE PRINTED IN UPPER-CASE LETTERS, IN BLACK-FACED
TYPE.
  4. EACH PAPER BALLOT SHALL BE PRINTED ON A SINGLE SHEET OF PAPER  WITH
A  DETACHABLE  STUB  WHICH MAY BE SEPARATED THEREFROM ALONG A PERFORATED
HORIZONTAL LINE ACROSS THE ENTIRE BALLOT. ON THE FACE OF SUCH STUB SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04799-03-1

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S2339A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7-132, amd §§7-200 & 7-203, El L; amd §176, Town L

S2339A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Eliminates the requirement for the use of electronic voting machines during village, special district, improvement district, library district and fire district elections and authorizes the use of mechanical lever voting machines or paper ballots during such elections through December 31, 2012; establishes certain requirements for paper ballots.

S2339A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2339A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2339--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 19, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINS, JOHNSON, GALLIVAN, MAZIARZ, OPPENHEIMER --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Elections  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  authorizing  village,
  special  district, improvement district and library district elections
  to be conducted on mechanical lever voting machines or paper  ballots;
  and  to  amend  the  town  law,  in relation to authorizing the use of
  mechanical lever voting machines or paper  ballots  at  fire  district
  elections;  and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expi-
  ration thereof

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 7-132
to read as follows:
  S  7-132.  PAPER  BALLOTS;  VILLAGE,  SPECIAL  DISTRICT,   IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT,  LIBRARY  DISTRICT  AND  FIRE  DISTRICT  ELECTIONS. 1. FOR ANY
VILLAGE, SPECIAL DISTRICT, IMPROVEMENT  DISTRICT,  LIBRARY  DISTRICT  OR
FIRE  DISTRICT  CONDUCTING  AN ELECTION IN WHICH PAPER BALLOTS ARE TO BE
COUNTED BY HAND, THE FORMAT OF SUCH PAPER BALLOTS SHALL CONFORM  TO  THE
PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2.  ALL  PAPER  BALLOTS  SHALL BE PRINTED ON PAPER OF A QUALITY, SIZE,
COLOR AND WEIGHT AS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE STATE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS
ON OR BEFORE JULY SEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND ELEVEN.
  3.  ALL PAPER BALLOTS OF THE SAME KIND AT THE SAME POLLING PLACE SHALL
BE IDENTICAL IN APPEARANCE AND FORM.  A  DIFFERENT,  BUT  IN  EACH  CASE
UNIFORM  STYLE  AND  SIZE OF TYPE, SHALL BE USED FOR THE PRINTING OF THE
NAMES OF CANDIDATES, THE TITLES OF OFFICES,  POLITICAL  DESIGNATION  AND
THE  READING FORM OF ALL PROPOSALS AND QUESTIONS PRESENTED. THE NAMES OF
ALL CANDIDATES SHALL BE PRINTED IN UPPER-CASE  LETTERS,  IN  BLACK-FACED
TYPE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04799-04-1

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