senate Bill S6519

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to amending deadlines to facilitate timely transmission of ballots to overseas military voters for primary and general elections

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Feb 26, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2014 1st report cal.156
Jan 31, 2014 referred to elections


S6519 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; amd ยง42, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S6519 - Summary

Amends deadlines to facilitate timely transmission of ballots to overseas military voters for primary and general elections.

S6519 - Sponsor Memo

S6519 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2014

Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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 amending certain  dead-
  lines  to  facilitate  the  timely transmission of ballots to military
  voters stationed overseas; and to amend the public  officers  law,  in
  relation to filling vacancies in elective offices


  Section 1.   Paragraph b of subdivision 1  of  section  4-108  of  the
election  law, as amended by chapter 117 of the laws of 1985, is amended
to read as follows:
  b. Whenever any proposal, proposition or referendum as provided by law
is to be submitted to a vote of the people  of  a  county,  city,  town,
village  or  special  district, at an election conducted by the board of
elections, the clerk of such political subdivision, at least [thirty-six
days] THREE MONTHS prior to the election at which such proposal,  propo-
sition or referendum is to be submitted, shall transmit to each board of
elections  a certified copy of the text of such proposal, proposition or
referendum and a statement of the form in which it is to  be  submitted.
If  a  special  election is to be held, such transmittal shall also give
the date of such election.
  S 2. Section 4-110 of the election law, as amended by chapter  434  of
the laws of 1984, is amended to read as follows:
  S  4-110. Certification of primary election candidates; state board of
elections.  The state board of elections  not  later  than  [thirty-six]
FIFTY-FOUR  days before a primary election, shall certify to each county
board of elections: The name and residence of each candidate to be voted
for within the political subdivision of such board  for  whom  a  desig-
nation  has  been filed with the state board; the title of the office or
position for which the candidate is designated; the name  of  the  party
upon  whose  primary  ballot  his name is to be placed; and the order in
which the names of the candidates are to be printed as determined by the
state board.  Where an office or position is uncontested,  such  certif-
ication shall state such fact.

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


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