Senate Bill S6742

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the retention of poll books

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8340 - Signed by Governor

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

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2013-S6742 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-220, El L

2013-S6742 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the preservation of ballots and records of voting machines; provides that lists of registered voters shall be maintained for two years.

2013-S6742 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2013-S6742 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 retention  of  poll


  Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 3-220  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  163  of  the  laws  of 1994, is amended to read as
  6. All petitions, certificates, objections or papers filed or deposit-
ed with a board or officer before an election or primary and relating to
designations or  nominations,  and  all  registers,  books,  statements,
returns  or papers so filed or deposited after registration, enrollment,
election or primary at which they were used or to which they relate, not
including, however, the voted, unused, protested, void or  wholly  blank
ballots,  shall  be  preserved by such board or officer for at least two
years after the receipt thereof  and  until  the  determination  of  any
action  or  proceeding touching the same or in which they are ordered to
be preserved pending the action or proceeding and at the  expiration  of
such  time  they  may  be  either destroyed or sold. Lists of registered
voters with computer generated facsimile  signatures  used  in  lieu  of
registration  poll  records at any election shall be preserved until the
end of the  [fourth]  SECOND  calendar  year  after  the  year  of  such
election.  In all jurisdictions, the original statements of results made
by the state board of canvassers or a county or city board of canvassers
and any original record specifying the name of a person declared to have
been elected to a public office shall not be destroyed or sold but shall
be preserved, as part of the records of such  board  or  officer,  until
otherwise provided by law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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



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