assembly Bill A6970A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes an electronic absentee ballot application transmittal system

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1356
substituted for s6482b
May 26, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 19, 2021 amended on third reading 6970a
Apr 29, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.271
Apr 28, 2021 reported
Apr 19, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Apr 16, 2021 referred to election law

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A6970 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6482
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, add §8-408, El L

A6970 - Summary

Establishes an electronic absentee ballot application transmittal system through which voters may apply for and submit an absentee ballot online.

A6970 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6970
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to establishing an elec-
   tronic absentee ballot application transmittal system
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of section 8-400 of the election law, the
 opening paragraph as amended by chapter 216 of the laws of  1988,  para-
 graph  (a)  as amended by chapter 263 of the laws of 1991, paragraph (c)
 as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 1988 and paragraph (d) as sepa-
 rately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   2. A qualified voter desiring to vote at such election as an  absentee
 voter  for  any  reason  specified  in  subdivision one hereof must make
 application for an absentee ballot on a form to be obtained and filed as
 provided herein [or], by letter as provided in  paragraph  (d)  of  this
 subdivision, OR THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION TRAN-
 SMITTAL SYSTEM PURSUANT TO SECTION 8-408 OF THIS TITLE.
   (a)  Application  forms shall be furnished by and may be obtained from
 any board of elections at any time until the day before  such  election,
 OR  ON  THE  ELECTRONIC  ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL SYSTEM.
 Application forms shall also be supplied by the board of  inspectors  of
 the  election district in which applicant is a qualified voter on all of
 the days provided for local registration. In addition, application forms
 shall be supplied upon the request of  the  person  authorized  to  vote
 pursuant  to  this section, any such person's spouse, parent or child, a
 person residing with the applicant as a member of his household, or  the
 applicant's duly authorized agent. Application forms sent outside of the
 United  States  to  a country other than Canada or Mexico, shall be sent
 airmail.  Any  reference  to  "board  of  elections"  in  the  remaining
 provisions  of  this  section, except with respect to the furnishing and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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A6970A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6482
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, add §8-408, El L

A6970A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an electronic absentee ballot application transmittal system through which voters may apply for and submit an absentee ballot online.

A6970A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6970--A
                                                         Cal. No. 271
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. WALKER, JACOBSON, OTIS, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, PERRY,
   STIRPE  --  read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law --
   reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means  --  reported
   from  committee,  advanced  to  a  third  reading, amended and ordered
   reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing  an  elec-
   tronic absentee ballot application transmittal system
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of  the  election  law,  the
 opening  paragraph  as amended by chapter 216 of the laws of 1988, para-
 graph (a) as amended by chapter 263 of the laws of 1991,  paragraph  (c)
 as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 1988 and paragraph (d) as sepa-
 rately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   2.  A qualified voter desiring to vote at such election as an absentee
 voter for any reason specified  in  subdivision  one  hereof  must  make
 application for an absentee ballot on a form to be obtained and filed as
 provided  herein  [or],  by  letter as provided in paragraph (d) of this
 subdivision, OR THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION TRAN-
 SMITTAL SYSTEM PURSUANT TO SECTION 8-408 OF THIS TITLE.
   (a) Application forms shall be furnished by and may be  obtained  from
 any  board  of elections at any time until the day before such election,
 OR ON THE ELECTRONIC ABSENTEE  BALLOT  APPLICATION  TRANSMITTAL  SYSTEM.
 Application  forms  shall also be supplied by the board of inspectors of
 the election district in which applicant is a qualified voter on all  of
 the days provided for local registration. In addition, application forms
 shall  be  supplied  upon  the  request of the person authorized to vote
 pursuant to this section, any such person's spouse, parent or  child,  a
 person  residing with the applicant as a member of his household, or the
 applicant's duly authorized agent. Application forms sent outside of the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets