assembly Bill A10830

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to providing voters an opportunity to contest challenges to absentee ballots

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Current Bill Status Via S8370 - Signed by Governor


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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 21, 2020 approval memo.5
signed chap.141
Aug 10, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.347
substituted for a10830
Jul 23, 2020 substituted by s8370b
Jul 22, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.347
rules report cal.347
reported
reported referred to rules
Jul 21, 2020 reference changed to ways and means
Jul 17, 2020 referred to election law

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8370B
12
7
committee
12
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S8370B
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jul 21, 2020

nay (2)

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A10830 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8370
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-209, El L

A10830 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing voters an opportunity to cure deficiencies regarding absentee ballots.

A10830 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10830

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              July 17, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  providing  voters  an
  opportunity to cure deficiencies regarding absentee ballots

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

  Section 1. Section 9-209 of the election law is amended by adding  two
new subdivisions 3 and 3-a to read as follows:
  3. (A) UPON THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS DETERMINATION AT OR BEFORE THE TIME
OF  CANVASS  THAT AN ABSENTEE BALLOT AFFIRMATION ENVELOPE IS UNSIGNED OR
THAT AN AFFIRMATION BALLOT ENVELOPE SIGNATURE DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO THE
REGISTRATION SIGNATURE OR THERE IS NO REQUIRED WITNESS TO A MARK OR THAT
THE ENVELOPE IS RETURNED WITHOUT AN AFFIRMATION ENVELOPE IN  THE  RETURN
ENVELOPE, THE BOARD SHALL, WITHIN ONE DAY OF SUCH DETERMINATION, SEND TO
THE  ABSENTEE VOTER'S ADDRESS INDICATED IN THE REGISTRATION RECORDS AND,
IF DIFFERENT, THE MAILING  ADDRESS  INDICATED  ON  THE  ABSENTEE  BALLOT
APPLICATION,  A  NOTICE EXPLAINING THE REASON FOR SUCH REJECTION AND THE
PROCEDURE TO CURE THE REJECTION.  THE BOARD SHALL ALSO CONTACT THE VOTER
BY EITHER ELECTRONIC MAIL OR TELEPHONE, IF SUCH INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
TO THE BOARD IN THE VOTER'S REGISTRATION INFORMATION, IN ORDER TO NOTIFY
THE VOTER OF THE DEFICIENCY AND THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE PROCESS TO  CURE
THE DEFICIENCY.
  (B)  THE  VOTER MAY CURE THE AFORESAID DEFECTS BY FILING A DULY SIGNED
AFFIRMATION ATTESTING TO THE SAME INFORMATION REQUIRED BY  THE  AFFIRMA-
TION  ENVELOPE  AND  ATTESTING THAT THE SIGNER OF THE AFFIRMATION IS THE
SAME PERSON WHO SUBMITTED SUCH ABSENTEE BALLOT ENVELOPE. THE BOARD SHALL
INCLUDE A FORM OF SUCH AFFIRMATION WITH THE NOTICE TO THE  VOTER.    THE
AFFIRMATION  SHALL  BE  IN  A  FORM  PRESCRIBED  BY  THE  STATE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS.
  (C) SUCH CURE AFFIRMATION SHALL BE FILED WITH THE BOARD NO LATER  THAN
SEVEN  BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE BOARD'S MAILING OF SUCH CURABLE REJECTION
NOTICE. PROVIDED THE BOARD DETERMINES THAT  SUCH  AFFIRMATION  ADDRESSES
THE  CURABLE  DEFECT,  THE  REJECTED BALLOT SHALL BE REINSTATED AND DULY
CANVASSED. IF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS SPLIT AS TO THE  SUFFICIENCY  OF

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