assembly Bill A5783

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee voting application deadlines

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Current Bill Status Via S264 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 signed chap.273
Jul 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Mar 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.151
substituted for a5783
Mar 10, 2021 substituted by s264
Mar 04, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.151
Mar 01, 2021 reported
Feb 25, 2021 referred to election law

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S264
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committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

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Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S264
21
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committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
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Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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A5783 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S264
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8916

A5783 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to absentee voting application deadlines; all applications requesting an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the board of elections no later than the fifteenth day before the election for a ballot is first requested; applications delivered in person shall be received no later than the day before such election.

A5783 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5783
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting appli-
   cation deadlines
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Paragraph  (c)  of  subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of the
 election law, as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 1988, is  amended
 to read as follows:
   (c)  All  applications  REQUESTING  AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL must be
 [mailed to] RECEIVED BY the  board  of  elections  not  later  than  the
 [seventh]  FIFTEENTH day before the election for which a ballot is first
 requested [or delivered to]. APPLICATIONS FOR AN  ABSENTEE  BALLOT  THAT
 WILL BE DELIVERED IN PERSON AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO THE VOTER OR TO
 AN  AGENT OF THE VOTER MUST BE RECEIVED BY such board not later than the
 day before such election.
   § 2. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of  the  election
 law,  as  amended by chapter 138 of the laws of 2020, 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, when such voter
 requests 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 electronic 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  received  by  the  board  of  elections not later than the [seventh]
 FIFTEENTH 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.