assembly Bill A1777

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee ballots

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to election law
Jan 13, 2017 referred to election law


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A1777 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-406, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2180
2019-2020: A2327
2021-2022: A1044

A1777 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections to provide a return postage guaranteed envelope with absentee ballots.

A1777 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2017

  read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee ballots


  Section 1. Section 8-406 of the election law, as  amended  by  chapter
296 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
  §  8-406.  Absentee ballots, delivery of. If the board shall find that
the applicant is a qualified voter of the election  district  containing
his  residence  as  stated  in  his  statement and that his statement is
sufficient, it shall, as soon as practicable after it shall have  deter-
mined his right thereto, mail to him at an address designated by him, or
deliver  to him, or to any person designated for such purpose in writing
by him, at the office of the board, such an absentee voter's  ballot  or
set  of  ballots and [an] A RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED envelope therefor.
If the ballot or ballots are to be sent outside of the United States  to
a  country  other than Canada or Mexico, such ballot or ballots shall be
sent by air mail. However, if an applicant who is eligible for an absen-
tee ballot is a resident of a facility operated or licensed by, or under
the jurisdiction of, the department of mental hygiene, or a resident  of
a facility defined as a nursing home or residential health care facility
pursuant  to  subdivisions  two  and three of section two thousand eight
hundred one of the public health law, or a resident  of  a  hospital  or
other  facility  operated  by the Veteran's Administration of the United
States, such absentee ballot need not be so mailed or delivered  to  any
such  applicant  but,  may  be  delivered  to  the  voter  in the manner
prescribed by section 8-407 of this [chapter] TITLE if such facility  is
located in the county or city in which such voter is eligible to vote.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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