assembly Bill A2086

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that election workers shall be given special ballots as soon as such ballots are printed

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2016 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 04, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.362
Feb 01, 2016 reported
Jan 06, 2016 referred to election law
Jan 15, 2015 referred to election law

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A2086 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-302, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3750
2017-2018: A79
2019-2020: A202

A2086 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the board of elections to provide special ballots to board of election employees anytime up to the close of polls on election day.

A2086 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2086

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINAN-
  TI, BUCHWALD, COOK, FAHY,  GALEF,  JAFFEE,  MOSLEY,  RIVERA,  ROBERTS,
  ROSENTHAL,  SCHIMEL, SEPULVEDA, STECK -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  special  ballots  for
  board of elections employees

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

  Section 1. Section 11-302 of the election law, as amended  by  chapter
163 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  S  11-302.  Special  ballots for board of election employees. A person
who is an employee of the board of elections or who has  been  appointed
to  serve as an inspector of elections, poll clerk or election coordina-
tor at a polling place other than the one at which he or she  is  regis-
tered to vote, may deliver to the inspectors of election of the election
district in which he or she is registered, or to the board of elections,
at  any  time  during the period in which an application for an absentee
ballot may be so delivered pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, a
written statement that he or she will be unable to appear at the polling
place for such election district on the day of an election  because  his
or  her  duties  as  an  employee of such board or as an inspector, poll
clerk or election coordinator require him or her to  be  elsewhere.  The
board of elections shall provide such voter a special ballot [not earli-
er than two weeks before the election and not later than] ANY TIME PRIOR
TO  the  close  of  the polls on election day, PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE
DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH BALLOTS TO SUCH VOTERS SHALL  BE  TIMED  TO  AFFORD
SUCH  VOTERS  SUFFICIENT TIME TO CAST SUCH BALLOTS PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF
THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY.  Such cast ballots may  be  delivered  to  an
office  of  such  board  of  elections or to any board of inspectors not
later than the close of the polls on election day. Such ballots shall be
retained at the board of elections and cast and  canvassed  pursuant  to
the provisions of section 9-209 of this chapter.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets