senate Bill S1989

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires county boards to create systems for processing electronic requests for absentee ballots

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

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S1989 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3796
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5127, A5895
2009-2010: A9385

S1989 - Summary

Requires county boards to create systems for processing electronic requests for absentee ballots.

S1989 - Sponsor Memo

S1989 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1989

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 requiring county boards
  to create systems for  processing  electronic  requests  for  absentee
  ballots

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-400  of  the
election  law,  as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws
of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (d) The board of elections shall mail  an  absentee  ballot  to  every
qualified  voter otherwise eligible for such a ballot, who requests such
an absentee ballot from such board of elections in [writing in a letter,
telefax indicating the address, phone number and the telefax number from
which the writing is sent or other written instrument] A  COMMUNICATION,
which  is signed AND CERTIFIED by the voter and received by the board of
elections not earlier than the thirtieth day nor later than the  seventh
day  before  the  election  for  which the ballot is first requested and
which states the address where the voter is registered and  the  address
to which the ballot is to be mailed; provided, however, a military voter
may  request  a  military ballot or voter registration application or an
absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in subdivision three
of section 10-106 of this  chapter;  and  provided  further,  a  special
federal voter may request a special federal ballot or voter registration
application or an absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in
paragraph  d  of  subdivision one of section 11-202 of this chapter. The
board of elections shall enclose with such ballot a form of  application
for  absentee  ballot  if the applicant is registered with such board of
elections.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03139-01-3

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