senate Bill S8916

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee voting application deadlines

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Aug 14, 2020 referred to rules

S8916 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:

S8916 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to absentee voting application deadlines; all applications requesting an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the board of elections no later than the fifteenth day before the election for a ballot is first requested; applications delivered in person shall be received no later than the day before such election.

S8916 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8916 (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
                              August 14, 2020
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting  appli-
   cation deadlines

   Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-400  of  the
 election  law, as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 1988, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (c) All applications REQUESTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT  BY  MAIL  must  be
 [mailed  to]  RECEIVED  BY  the  board  of  elections not later than the
 [seventh] FIFTEENTH day before the election for which a ballot is  first
 requested  [or  delivered  to]. APPLICATIONS FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT THAT
 AN AGENT OF THE VOTER MUST BE RECEIVED BY such board not later than  the
 day before such election.
   §  2.  Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of the election
 law, as amended by chapter 91 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as
   (d) The board of elections shall mail  an  absentee  ballot  to  every
 qualified  voter  otherwise  eligible for such a ballot, when such voter
 requests 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 electronic 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  received  by  the board of elections not [earlier than the thirtieth
 day nor] later than the [seventh] FIFTEENTH 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  applica-
 tion  in  a letter as provided in subdivision three of section 10-106 of
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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