|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|Feb 03, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S4119
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S4119 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4119 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4119 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to special ballots for board of elections employees PURPOSE : To Board of Elections Employees to submit special ballots at any time after such ballots are printed instead of the current law which requires that they be submitted no earlier than two weeks before the election. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends the election law to allow board of election employees or a person who has been appointed to serve as an inspector if elections, poll clerk, or election coordinator at a polling place other than the one at which she is registered to vote to submit a special ballot any time after such ballot is printed but not later than the close of polls on election day. Section 2 establishes an immediate effective date. JUSTIFICATION :
S4119 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4119 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 3, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AKSHAR -- 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 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. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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