assembly Bill A9508

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the board of elections to mail notice of ensuing primary and general elections and registration information to active voters between the third Tuesday in April and the second Friday in May each year

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2022 signed chap.175
Apr 20, 2022 delivered to governor
Mar 31, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.742
substituted for s8552
Mar 28, 2022 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 25, 2022 advanced to third reading cal.506
Mar 23, 2022 reported
Mar 15, 2022 referred to election law

A9508 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8552
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-117, El L

A9508 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections to mail notice of ensuing primary and general elections, registration status, polling place location and other information to active voters between the third Tuesday in April and the second Friday in May each year.

A9508 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9508
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 15, 2022
                                ___________
 
 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 requiring the board of
   elections to mail notice of ensuing primary and general elections  and
   registration information to active voters between the third Tuesday in
   April and the second Friday in May each year

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4-117  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  200  of  the  laws  of 2020, is amended to read as
 follows:
   1. The board of elections, [not less than  sixty-five  days  nor  more
 than seventy days before the primary election] BETWEEN THE THIRD TUESDAY
 IN  APRIL  AND THE SECOND FRIDAY IN MAY in each year, shall send by mail
 on which is endorsed such language designated  by  the  state  board  of
 elections  to  ensure  postal  authorities  do not forward such mail but
 return it to the board of elections with forwarding information, when it
 cannot be delivered as addressed and which contains a request  that  any
 such  mail  received  for persons not residing at the address be dropped
 back in the mail, a communication, in a form approved by the state board
 of elections, to every registered voter who has been registered  without
 a  change  of  address since the beginning of such year, except that the
 board of elections shall not be required to send such communications  to
 voters  in  inactive status. The communication shall notify the voter in
 bold print contained in such notice of the days and hours of the ensuing
 primary and general elections, the place where he or she appears by  his
 or  her  registration  records to be entitled to vote, and also in other
 than bold type of the fact that voters who have moved or will have moved
 from the address where they were last registered must either notify  the
 board  of elections of his or her new address or vote by paper ballot at
 the polling place for his or her new address even if such voter has  not
 re-registered,  or  otherwise  notified  the  board  of elections of the
 change of address. If the primary will not be held on the first  Tuesday
 after  the second Monday in September, the communication shall contain a
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.