assembly Bill A10516A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting electronic application for absentee ballots

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Current Bill Status Via S8130 - Signed by Governor


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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2020 signed chap.91
Jun 05, 2020 delivered to governor
May 28, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.49
substituted for a10516a
May 28, 2020 substituted by s8130d
May 27, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.49
rules report cal.49
reported
reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
May 25, 2020 print number 10516a
May 25, 2020 amend and recommit to election law
May 24, 2020 referred to election law

Co-Sponsors

A10516 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8130
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-400, 8-412, 9-209, 10-114, 11-110 & 11-212, El L

A10516 - Summary

Permits electronic application for absentee ballots and removes requirement that such application be signed by the voter; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration.

A10516 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10516

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Simotas) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  absentee  voting;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
  of

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-400  of  the
election  law,  as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws
of 2010, 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, [who] WHEN SUCH
VOTER requests [such] 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 ELEC-
TRONIC 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 [signed by the voter and] 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  chapter;  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 applicant is registered with  such  board  of
elections.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 8-412 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 155 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:

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

Co-Sponsors

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A10516A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8130
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-400, 8-412, 9-209, 10-114, 11-110 & 11-212, El L

A10516A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits electronic application for absentee ballots and removes requirement that such application be signed by the voter; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration.

A10516A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                10516--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Simotas,
  Weinstein) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election  Law
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  absentee  voting;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
  of

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-400  of  the
election  law,  as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws
of 2010, 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, [who] WHEN SUCH
VOTER requests [such] 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 ELEC-
TRONIC 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 [signed by the voter and] 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  chapter;  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 applicant is registered with  such  board  of
elections.

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