senate Bill S8369

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to ballots submitted in envelopes that are partially sealed or sealed with tape, paste, or any other binding agent or device

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
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May 19, 2020 referred to elections

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S8369 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10746
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-209, El L

S8369 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to ballots submitted in envelopes that are partially sealed or sealed with tape, paste, or any other binding agent or device.

S8369 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8369 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8369

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 19, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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  ballots  submitted  in
  envelopes that are partially sealed or sealed with tape, paste, or any
  other binding agent or device

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

  Section 1. Clause (A) of subparagraph (i) of paragraph (a) of subdivi-
sion 2 of section 9-209 of the election law, as amended by  chapter  308
of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (A)  If  a  person whose name is on an envelope as a voter has already
voted in person at such election, or if his or her name and residence as
stated on the envelope are not on a registration  poll  record,  or  the
computer  generated  list  of  registered  voters or the list of special
presidential voters, or if there is no name on the envelope, or  if  the
envelope  is  not  sealed,  such  envelope shall be laid aside unopened.
PROVIDED HOWEVER, IF A BALLOT ENVELOPE IS  PARTIALLY  SEALED  OR  SEALED
WITH TAPE, PASTE, OR ANY OTHER BINDING AGENT OR DEVICE, THE BOARD SHALL,
PRIOR  TO  CERTIFYING  THE ELECTION RESULTS, MAKE A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO
CONTACT THE VOTER, WHICH MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED  TO  CONTACTING
THE  VOTER  BY  ELECTRONIC MAIL OR PHONE, IF HIS OR HER EMAIL ADDRESS OR
TELEPHONE NUMBER HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE VOTER OR IS  OTHERWISE  AVAIL-
ABLE  TO THE BOARD. IF THE VOTER CAN VERIFY IN WRITING TO THE BOARD THAT
THE VOTER COMPLETED  THE  BALLOT  AND  SUBMITTED  THE  ENVELOPE  IN  THE
OBSERVED CONDITION, THE BOARD SHALL CAST AND CANVASS SUCH BALLOT.
  §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately  and shall apply to
elections occurring on or after such effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16406-01-0

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