senate Bill S46

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the board of elections to provide a registered voter with a sample ballot via mail

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

S46 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง4-117 & 7-118, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S668
2009-2010: S4083

S46 - Summary

Requires the board of elections to provide a registered voter with a sample ballot not less than ten days nor more than twenty days before an election via mail.

S46 - Sponsor Memo

S46 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   46

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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 the board  of
  elections  to provide a registered voter with a sample ballot prior to
  an election

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

  Section  1.  Section  4-117 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, NOT LESS THAN  TEN  DAYS  NOR  MORE  THAN
TWENTY  DAYS  BEFORE THE DAY OF THE GENERAL ELECTION IN 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
SAMPLE BALLOT, AS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SECTION 7-118 OF THIS CHAPTER, 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. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO
SEND SUCH SAMPLE BALLOT TO VOTERS IN INACTIVE STATUS.  IN LIEU OF  SEND-
ING  SUCH  COMMUNICATION  WITH  SUCH  SAMPLE  BALLOT TO EVERY REGISTERED
VOTER, THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS MAY  SEND  A  SINGLE  COMMUNICATION  TO  A
HOUSEHOLD  CONTAINING  MORE THAN ONE REGISTERED VOTER, PROVIDED THAT THE
NAMES OF ALL SUCH VOTERS APPEAR AS PART OF THE ADDRESS ON SUCH  COMMUNI-
CATION.
  S  2.  Section 7-118 of the election law, as amended by chapter 157 of
the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7-118. Ballots; facsimile and sample. The board of  elections  shall
provide facsimile and sample ballots which shall be arranged in the form
of  a  diagram  showing  such  part of the face of the voting machine as
shall be in use at that election.  Such  facsimile  and  sample  ballots

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

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