senate Bill S8918

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes boards of elections to establish a method of collection of absentee ballots utilizing county, town, city and village clerks

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (1)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 14, 2020 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S8918 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10975
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-414, amd §§8-410 & 8-412, El L

S8918 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes boards of elections to establish a method of collection of absentee ballots utilizing county, town, city and village clerks.

S8918 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8918 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8918
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              August 14, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. MAY, HOYLMAN -- 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 authorizing  boards  of
   elections  to  establish  a  method  of collection of absentee ballots
   utilizing county, town, city and village clerks
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-414
 to read as follows:
   § 8-414. RECEIPT OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS BY COUNTY, TOWN, CITY AND VILLAGE
 CLERKS. 1. EACH BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO  ESTABLISH  A
 METHOD  OF  COLLECTION  OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS UTILIZING COUNTY, TOWN, CITY
 AND VILLAGE CLERKS THROUGHOUT ITS  COUNTY.    SUCH  COLLECTION  WILL  BE
 DURING  NORMAL  BUSINESS  HOURS AND SHALL BEGIN NO LATER THAN TWENTY-ONE
 DAYS BEFORE ELECTION DAY.
    2. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED  TO
 PROMULGATE  RULES AND REGULATIONS  AND  MAY  PROMULGATE  EMERGENCY REGU-
 LATIONS  NECESSARY  FOR  THE  IMPLEMENTATION  OF  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
 SECTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE LOCATION, CHAIN  OF CUSTODY,
 PICK-UP   TIMES,   PROPER LABELING, AND  SECURITY  OF  ABSENTEE  BALLOTS
 COLLECTED  BY  AUTHORIZED  COUNTY,  TOWN, CITY AND VILLAGE CLERKS ESTAB-
 LISHED BY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
   § 2. Section 8-410 of the election law, as amended by chapter  352  of
 the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
   §  8-410. Absentee voting; method of. The absentee voter shall mark an
 absentee ballot as provided for paper ballots or  ballots  prepared  for
 counting  by  ballot counting machines. He shall make no mark or writing
 whatsoever upon the ballot, except as above prescribed,  and  shall  see
 that  it bears no such mark or writing. He shall make no mark or writing
 whatsoever on the outside of the ballot. After  marking  the  ballot  or
 ballots  he shall fold each such ballot and enclose them in the envelope
 and seal the envelope.  He shall then take and subscribe the oath on the
 envelope, with blanks properly filled in. The envelope,  containing  the
 ballot  or  ballots,  shall  then be mailed or delivered to the board of
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.