senate Bill S2768

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee ballot tracking

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Jan 29, 2019 referred to elections

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S2768 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10724
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-414, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5416
2017-2018: S5184

S2768 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the boards of elections to provide a secure website through which voters can track their absentee ballot from the moment the local board of elections receives the request for a ballot until the moment the vote is counted.

S2768 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2768 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2768

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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 absentee ballot  track-
  ing

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  8-414
to read as follows:
  §  8-414. ABSENTEE BALLOT TRACKING. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL
ASSIST COUNTY BOARDS AND THE NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO PROVIDE
A SECURE WEBSITE THROUGH WHICH ANY REGISTERED VOTER WHO HAS SUBMITTED AN
APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, OR WHO  OTHERWISE  HAS  A  RIGHT  TO
RECEIVE  AN  ABSENTEE  BALLOT, FOR AN UPCOMING ELECTION PURSUANT TO THIS
CHAPTER MAY VIEW THE CURRENT STATUS OF THEIR  ABSENTEE  APPLICATION  AND
ABSENTEE  BALLOT.  SUCH  WEBSITE  SHALL  NOT  REQUIRE USERS TO CREATE AN
ACCOUNT. SUCH WEBSITE SHALL INDICATE FOR EACH  SUCH  VOTER  WHETHER  THE
COUNTY OR NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF ELECTIONS HAS:
  1.  RECEIVED  SUCH VOTER'S REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, IF APPLICA-
BLE;
  2. APPROVED OR REJECTED SUCH REQUEST, IF APPLICABLE, AND, IF REJECTED,
A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE REASON FOR REJECTION;
  3. MAILED OR DELIVERED AN ABSENTEE  BALLOT  TO  SUCH  VOTER  FOR  SUCH
UPCOMING ELECTION;
  4.  RECEIVED  SUCH VOTER'S COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR SUCH UPCOMING
ELECTION; AND
  5. COUNTED OR REJECTED SUCH VOTER'S COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR SUCH
UPCOMING ELECTION, AND, IF REJECTED, A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE REASON FOR
REJECTION.
  § 2. This act shall be subject to appropriations required to cover the
costs to develop and maintain the website.
  § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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