assembly Bill A10807

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requests for absentee ballots

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 20, 2020 signed chap.138
Aug 10, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.964
substituted for s8783a
Jul 21, 2020 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jul 20, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.219
rules report cal.219
Jul 17, 2020 reported referred to rules
Jul 15, 2020 referred to codes


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A10807 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

A10807 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requests for absentee ballots; when they may be received.

A10807 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                               July 15, 2020
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Taylor) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Codes
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requests  for  absentee
   Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-400  of  the
 election  law,  as amended by chapter 91 of the laws of 2020, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (d) The board of elections shall mail  an  absentee  ballot  to  every
 qualified  voter  otherwise  eligible for such a ballot, when such voter
 requests an absentee ballot from such board of elections in writing in a
 letter, telefax indicating the address, phone  number  and  the  telefax
 number from which the writing is sent or other written instrument, or an
 electronic  application  submitted  by  the  voter by electronic mail or
 through an electronic transmittal system or web  portal  established  by
 the state board of elections or city or county board of elections, which
 is  received  by  the board of elections not [earlier than the thirtieth
 day nor] later than the seventh day before the election  for  which  the
 ballot  is  first requested and which states the address where the voter
 is registered and the address to which  the  ballot  is  to  be  mailed;
 provided,  however,  a  military  voter may request a military ballot or
 voter registration application or an absentee ballot  application  in  a
 letter  as provided in subdivision three of section 10-106 of this chap-
 ter; and provided further, a special federal voter may request a special
 federal ballot or voter registration application or an  absentee  ballot
 application in a letter as provided in paragraph d of subdivision one of
 section  11-202  of  this  chapter. The board of elections shall enclose
 with such ballot a form of application for absentee ballot if the appli-
 cant is registered with such board of elections.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
 the  amendments  to  subdivision  2 of section 8-400 of the election law
 made by section one of this act shall not affect the expiration of  such
 subdivision and shall be deemed to expire therewith.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets