senate Bill S5211

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Decreases the amount of unused ballots to be stored following an election

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A6767 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 03, 2011 signed chap.282
Jul 22, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1030
substituted for s5211
Jun 15, 2011 substituted by a6767a
Jun 13, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 07, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 06, 2011 1st report cal.1030
May 03, 2011 referred to elections

S5211 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6767A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3-222, El L

S5211 - Summary

Decreases the amount of unused ballots to be stored following an election by requiring only ten unused ballots for each ballot lot or style printed to be stored for two years following an election.

S5211 - Sponsor Memo

S5211 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5211

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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  the  preservation  of
  unused ballots

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 3-222  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  163  of  the  laws  of 1994, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. [Write-in] VOTED ballots shall be preserved  for  two  years  after
such  election  and  the packages thereof may be opened and the contents
examined only upon order of a court or judge of competent  jurisdiction,
or  by  direction  of  such  committee of the senate and assembly if the
ballots relate to the election under investigation  by  such  committee,
and  at  the expiration of such time, such ballots may be disposed of at
the discretion of the officer or board having charge of them.
  S 2. Subdivisions 3, 4, and 5 of section 3-222 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 163 of the laws of  1994,  are  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  3.  Except  as  hereinafter  provided, packages of protested, void and
wholly blank ballots, OPEN packages of unused ballots and  all  absentee
and  military,  special  federal,  special  presidential  and  emergency
ballots and ballot envelopes, if  any,  opened  or  unopened,  shall  be
preserved  for  two years after the election.  SEALED PACKAGES OF UNUSED
BALLOTS SHALL BE RETAINED FOR FOUR MONTHS, AND MAY  THEN  BE  DESTROYED,
PROVIDED  A  CERTIFICATE  ARTICULATING THE ELECTION DISTRICT IDENTIFYING
DATA AND NUMBERS OF SUCH BALLOTS IS FILED WITH THE  BALANCE  OF  BALLOTS
DESCRIBED  IN  THIS  SECTION,  FOR THE BALANCE OF THE TWO YEAR RETENTION
PERIOD. Except as hereinafter provided,  boxes  containing  voted  paper
ballots,  IF  ANY shall be preserved inviolate for four months after the
election, or until one month before the next election  occurring  within

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10533-03-1

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