senate Bill S1027A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the canvassing of absentee, military and special ballots and ballots cast in affidavit envelopes; repealer

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.737
substituted for a7931
Jun 09, 2021 referred to election law
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 01, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 1027a
Jun 01, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jan 11, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.8
reported and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S1027
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

nay (2)

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S1027
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S1027 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7931
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §9-209, amd §§9-211, 7-122, 8-302, 16-106, 17-126 & 17-130, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9089

S1027 - Summary

Relates to the canvassing of absentee, military and special ballots and ballots cast in affidavit envelopes.

S1027 - Sponsor Memo

S1027 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1027
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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  validating  absentee
   ballots
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 9-209  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  104  of  the  laws  of 2010, is amended to read as
 follows:
   1. (a) The board of elections shall designate itself or  such  of  its
 employees  as it shall deem appropriate as a set of poll clerks to EXAM-
 INE, cast and canvass such ballots, and fix a time and place  for  their
 meeting  for  such [purpose, provided that such meeting shall be no more
 than fourteen days after a general or special election and no more  than
 eight  days  after  a  primary election at which such ballots are voted]
 PURPOSES. STARTING FORTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE DAY  OF  THE  ELECTION,  SUCH
 POLL  CLERKS SHALL EXAMINE AND DETERMINE THE VALIDITY OF ABSENTEE BALLOT
 ENVELOPES AS THEY ARE RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.  SUCH EXAMINA-
 TION SHALL OCCUR EVERY BUSINESS DAY PRIOR TO THE DAY  OF  THE  ELECTION,
 OR,  UPON  BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT, ON SUCH OTHER SCHEDULE AS DETERMINED BY
 THE BOARD, PROVIDED THAT THE BOARD POST  WHEN  SUCH  EXAMINATIONS  SHALL
 OCCUR ON ITS WEBSITE.
   (B)  BEGINNING  AT  THE  CLOSE  OF POLLS ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EARLY
 VOTING, BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES SHALL BEGIN TO PREPARE AND  CANVASS
 VALID  ABSENTEE  BALLOTS  RECEIVED  PRIOR TO SUCH DATE FOR CANVASSING BY
 HAND OR CENTRAL SCANNER. SUCH PREPARATION  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE
 LIMITED  TO,  REVIEWING  THE  VOTER  HISTORY  RECORD  FOR EACH VOTER WHO
 SUBMITTED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT TO REFLECT ANY INSTANCE OF EARLY VOTING  BY
 SUCH  VOTERS,  OPENING  ABSENTEE  BALLOT AFFIRMATION ENVELOPES, REMOVING
 BALLOTS FROM ABSENTEE BALLOT AFFIRMATION  ENVELOPES,  STACKING  ABSENTEE
 BALLOTS,  AND  INSERTING  BALLOTS  INTO  A CENTRAL SCANNER OR OTHER VOTE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S1027A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7931
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §9-209, amd §§9-211, 7-122, 8-302, 16-106, 17-126 & 17-130, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9089

S1027A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the canvassing of absentee, military and special ballots and ballots cast in affidavit envelopes.

S1027A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1027A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1027--A
     Cal. No. 8
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS, BAILEY, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, BROUK, COMRIE,
   GAUGHRAN, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH, KENNEDY,  MANN-
   ION,  MAY,  MAYER,  PARKER, REICHLIN-MELNICK, RIVERA, SANDERS, SAVINO,
   SERRANO, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed
   to  be  committed  to the Committee on Elections -- reported favorably
   from said committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --
   reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to a third reading,
   passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  recon-
   sidered,  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law,  in  relation  to  the  canvassing  of
   absentee,  military  and special ballots and ballots cast in affidavit
   envelopes; and to repeal certain provisions of such law related there-
   to
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  9-209  of the election law is REPEALED and a new
 section 9-209 is added to read as follows:
   § 9-209. CANVASS  OF  ABSENTEE,  MILITARY  AND  SPECIAL  BALLOTS,  AND
 BALLOTS  CAST  IN  AFFIDAVIT ENVELOPES. BEFORE COMPLETING THE CANVASS OF
 VOTES CAST IN ANY PRIMARY, GENERAL, SPECIAL, OR OTHER ELECTION AT  WHICH
 VOTERS  ARE  REQUIRED  TO  SIGN  THEIR  REGISTRATION POLL RECORDS BEFORE
 VOTING, THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROCEED IN THE  MANNER  HEREINAFTER
 PRESCRIBED  TO  REVIEW, CAST AND CANVASS ANY ABSENTEE, MILITARY, SPECIAL
 PRESIDENTIAL, SPECIAL FEDERAL OR OTHER SPECIAL BALLOTS AND  ANY  BALLOTS
 CAST  IN  AFFIDAVIT ENVELOPES. EACH SUCH BALLOT SHALL BE RETAINED IN THE
 ORIGINAL ENVELOPE CONTAINING THE VOTER'S  AFFIDAVIT  AND  SIGNATURE,  IN
 WHICH IT IS DELIVERED TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS IT IS
 TO BE REVIEWED, IN ORDER TO BE CAST AND CANVASSED.
   1.  CENTRAL BOARD OF CANVASSERS. WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF AN
 ABSENTEE, MILITARY OR SPECIAL  BALLOT,  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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