assembly Bill A79

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2018 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.8
returned to assembly
died in senate
Feb 06, 2017 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 02, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.23
Jan 30, 2017 reported
Jan 04, 2017 referred to election law

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A79 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4119
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-302, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3750
2015-2016: A2086
2019-2020: A202, S5199

A79 (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.

A79 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   79

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CAHILL, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A. BUCHWALD, COOK, FAHY, GALEF,  JAFFEE,  MOSLEY,  RIVERA,  ROSENTHAL,
  SEPULVEDA, SKARTADOS, 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:
  § 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.