|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2021||referred to election law|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.8
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1027
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1027 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§9-209, 5-506, 4-128, 8-302, 16-106, 16-102 & 17-130, El L
- Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1027 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to validating absentee ballots; relates to when absentee ballot envelopes and absentee ballots are examined to determine the validity of such absentee ballots; allows for the surrender of absentee ballots in certain situations; authorizes poll watchers to be present at meetings related to examining absentee ballot envelopes.
S1027 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1027 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to validating absentee ballots PURPOSE: SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill requires the board of elections to examine and determine the validity of received absentee ballot envelopes starting forty days prior to the day of the election. Canvassing and preparation of absentee ballots shall begin at the close of polls on the second Sunday of early voting for valid absentee ballots received prior to such date. Section two of the bill provides that if an affidavit ballot was cast on Election Day by a voter who has already submitted an absentee ballot,
S1027 (ACTIVE) - 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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