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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1989
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S1989 - Details
S1989 - Summary
Requires county boards to create systems for processing electronic requests for absentee ballots.
S1989 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1989 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to requiring county boards to create systems for processing electronic requests for absentee ballots PURPOSE: This bill modernizes election law by requiring boards of elections to provide an electronic system for voters to apply for absentee ballots. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends 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, to permit requests for an absentee ballot by a communication other than a "letter," and replaces the signature requirement with the requirement that applications be signed or certified. Section 2 of the bill amends section 8-400 of the election law to add a subdivision (11), requiring county boards of elections to offer voters a chance to apply for an absentee ballot by electronic form on the board's website, submitted over a secure connection. It further defines the requirements that such electronic systems should meet to ensure election integrity, and requires boards of elections to notify
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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