senate Bill S492

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes boards of elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.4
reported and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S492
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

nay (2)

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S492
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S492 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4128
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-414, amd §§8-410 & 8-412, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8902, A10942

S492 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes boards of elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations.

S492 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S492 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    492
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN,  MAY, BAILEY, BRESLIN, BROOKS, GAUGHRAN,
   GOUNARDES, JACKSON, KAMINSKY, KRUEGER,  LIU,  MAYER,  PARKER,  RIVERA,
   SALAZAR,  SERRANO, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- 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 authorizing boards of
   elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations
 
   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. ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP BOXES.  1.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
 TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "ABSENTEE  BALLOT DROP BOX" SHALL MEAN A SECURE RECEPTACLE ESTAB-
 LISHED BY A BOARD OF ELECTIONS WHEREBY AN ABSENTEE BALLOT  MARKED  BY  A
 VOTER  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  8-410 OF THIS TITLE MAY BE RETURNED TO THE
 BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE COUNTY OR CITY OF THE VOTER'S RESIDENCE; AND
   (B) "ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATION" SHALL MEAN A LOCATION CONSIST-
 ING OF A SECURED ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP BOX AT WHICH  AN  ABSENTEE  BALLOT
 MARKED  BY  A  VOTER  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  8-410  OF THIS TITLE MAY BE
 RETURNED TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE COUNTY OR CITY OF THE  VOTER'S
 RESIDENCE.
   2.  EACH  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH ONE OR
 MORE ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATIONS AS AN ADDITIONAL MEANS  FOR  THE
 DELIVERY OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS MARKED BY A VOTER TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
 OF  THE  COUNTY  OR  CITY  OF  THE VOTER'S RESIDENCE. EACH SUCH BOARD OF
 ELECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE LOCATION OF  EVERY  SUCH  ABSENTEE
 BALLOT  DROP-OFF  LOCATION BY POSTING SUCH INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE NO
 LATER THAN THE DAY THE ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATION IS ESTABLISHED.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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