senate Bill S8120

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Directs the state board of elections to create a plan to permit voting by mail in the event of a natural disaster or state of emergency

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee

  • Introduced
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Mar 23, 2020 referred to elections


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S8120 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Senate Elections
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S8120 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the state board of elections to create a plan to permit voting by mail in the event of a natural disaster or state of emergency.

S8120 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8120 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT relating to the establishment of voting by mail in the case of  a
  natural disaster or state of emergency


  Section 1. The state board of elections shall, by May 1, 2020,  create
a plan that provides for the establishment and use of voting by mail for
elections in the case of a natural disaster or state of emergency.  Such
plan  shall  otherwise  comply  with all provisions of the election law.
For purposes of this section, "voting by mail" shall  mean  an  election
for  which all eligible voters receive ballots by mail and vote by mail-
ing those ballots, depositing the ballots at,  as  applicable,  drop-off
locations  or  voter  service and polling centers, or, as applicable, by
voting at a voter service and polling center.
  § 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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