senate Bill S1461A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to early voting in the state of New York

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2014 print number 1461a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S1461 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A689A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title VI §§8-600 & 8-602, El L

S1461 - Summary

Relates to early voting in the state of New York.

S1461 - Sponsor Memo

S1461 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1461

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 early voting

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

  Section  1.  Section  3-400 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,
ELECTION  INSPECTORS  AT  EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, INCLUDING THOSE IN THE
CITY OF NEW YORK, SHALL CONSIST OF  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  EMPLOYEES  WHO
SHALL  BE  APPOINTED  BY  THE  COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
APPOINTMENTS TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN  EACH
EARLY  VOTING  LOCATION  SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BY THE MAJOR POLITICAL
PARTIES.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-117 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 288 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  1. The board of elections, between August first and  August  fifth  of
each  year, shall send by first class mail on which is endorsed "ADDRESS
CORRECTION REQUESTED" and which contains a request that  any  such  mail
received  for persons not residing at the address be dropped back in the
mail, a communication,  in  a  form  approved  by  the  state  board  of
elections,  to  every registered voter who has been registered without a
change of address since the beginning of  such  year,  except  that  the
board  of elections shall not be required to send such communications to
voters in inactive status. The communication shall notify the  voter  of
the days and hours of the ensuing primary and general elections, INCLUD-
ING  THE DAYS AND HOURS FOR EARLY VOTING AND THE LOCATIONS THEREFOR, the
place where he appears by his registration records  to  be  entitled  to
vote,  the  fact  that voters who have moved or will have moved from the
address where they were last registered must  re-register  or,  that  if

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

Co-Sponsors

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S1461A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A689A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title VI §§8-600 & 8-602, El L

S1461A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to early voting in the state of New York.

S1461A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1461A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1461--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SERRANO
  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the  Committee  on  Elections  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to early voting

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

  Section 1. Section 3-400 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,
ELECTION INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT EARLY  VOTING  LOCATIONS,
SHALL  CONSIST  OF  EITHER  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL BE
APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED  INDIVID-
UALS,  APPOINTED  IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION.  APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH EARLY  VOTING
LOCATION SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-117 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 288 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  The  board  of elections, between August first and August fifth of
each year, shall send by first class mail on which is endorsed  "ADDRESS
CORRECTION  REQUESTED"  and  which contains a request that any such mail
received for persons not residing at the address be dropped back in  the
mail,  a  communication,  in  a  form  approved  by  the  state board of
elections, to every registered voter who has been registered  without  a
change  of  address  since  the  beginning of such year, except that the
board of elections shall not be required to send such communications  to
voters  in  inactive status. The communication shall notify the voter of
the days and hours of the ensuing primary and general elections, INCLUD-

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

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