assembly Bill A4128A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Mar 09, 2021 print number 4128a
Mar 09, 2021 amend and recommit to election law
Feb 01, 2021 referred to election law

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A4128 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S492
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-414, amd §§8-410 & 8-412, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10942, S8902

A4128 - Summary

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

A4128 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4128
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, ABINANTI, BICHOTTE HERME-
   LYN, SIMON, THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF -- read once  and  referred  to
   the Committee on Election Law
 
 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 A 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.
   3. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND  DIRECTED  TO
 PROMULGATE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  AND  MAY PROMULGATE EMERGENCY REGU-
 LATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE  IMPLEMENTATION  OF  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
 SECTION,  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LOCATION, CHAIN OF CUSTODY,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A4128A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S492
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-414, amd §§8-410 & 8-412, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10942, S8902

A4128A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A4128A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4128--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GOTTFRIED, SEAWRIGHT, ABINANTI, BICHOTTE HERME-
   LYN, SIMON, THIELE, ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF -- read once  and  referred  to
   the  Committee  on Election Law -- committee discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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.
   3.  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO
 PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
 PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE  LOCATION,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.