senate Bill S4413

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes any qualified voter to request an absentee ballot and vote absentee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Feb 14, 2017 referred to elections


S4413 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:

S4413 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes any qualified voter to request an absentee ballot and vote absentee.

S4413 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4413 (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  S E N A T E

                            February 14, 2017

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 authorizing any  quali-
  fied voter to request an absentee ballot


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8-400  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter 63 of the laws of 2010, paragraph (c) as amended by
chapter 375 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1. A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this  chapter
[if, on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board of
elections,  primary  election, special election, general election or New
York city community school board district  or  city  of  Buffalo  school
district election, he or she expects to be:
  (a)  absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b) unable to appear personally at the polling place of  the  election
district  in  which he or she is a qualified voter because of illness or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals who are ill or physically disabled, or  because  he  or  she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c)  a  resident or patient of a veterans health administration hospi-
tal; or
  (d) absent from his or her voting  residence  because  he  or  she  is
detained  in  jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting trial, or
confined in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other  than
a  felony,  provided that he or she is qualified to vote in the election
district of his or her residence] UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
  § 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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