assembly Bill A4564

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee voting

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Feb 04, 2021 referred to election law

A4564 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S632
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-400, 8-412, 9-209, 10-114, 11-110 & 11-212, El L

A4564 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to absentee ballots; provides an electronic application to request an absentee ballot.

A4564 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4564
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of the
 election law, as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of  the  laws
 of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   (d)  The  board  of  elections  shall mail an absentee ballot to every
 qualified voter otherwise eligible for such a ballot,  [who]  WHEN  SUCH
 VOTER requests [such] an absentee ballot from such board of elections in
 writing  in  a  letter, telefax indicating the address, phone number and
 the telefax number from which the  writing  is  sent  or  other  written
 instrument, OR AN ELECTRONIC APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE VOTER BY ELEC-
 TRONIC  MAIL  OR  THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC TRANSMITTAL SYSTEM OR WEB PORTAL
 ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR CITY OR COUNTY  BOARD  OF
 ELECTIONS,  which  is [signed by the voter and] received by the board of
 elections not earlier than the thirtieth day nor later than the  seventh
 day  before  the  election  for  which the ballot is first requested and
 which states the address where the voter is registered and  the  address
 to which the ballot is to be mailed; provided, however, a military voter
 may  request  a  military ballot or voter registration application or an
 absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in subdivision three
 of section 10-106 of this  chapter;  and  provided  further,  a  special
 federal voter may request a special federal ballot or voter registration
 application or an absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in
 paragraph  d  of  subdivision one of section 11-202 of this chapter. The
 board of elections shall enclose with such ballot a form of  application
 for  absentee  ballot  if the applicant is registered with such board of
 elections.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06364-01-1