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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S46
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S46 - Details
S46 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S46 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: The purpose of this legislation is to give voters the opportunity to view the actual ballot prior to going to their designated polling site. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends Section 4-117 of the election law by adding a new subdivision 1-A to require the board of elections mail a sample ballot not less than 10 days nor more than 20 days before election day to every registered voter with active status. This legislation allows for the Board of Elections to mail a single ballot to a household containing more than one registered voter. EXISTING LAW: Current law does not require that an actual sample ballot be mailed to registered voters. JUSTIFICATION: The importance of voting simply cannot be understated. As an essential
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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