assembly Bill A6589A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to availability of electronic ballot images

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 28, 2021 print number 6589a
Apr 28, 2021 amend and recommit to election law
Mar 19, 2021 referred to election law

Co-Sponsors

A6589 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S286
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-222, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7237

A6589 - Summary

Relates to making electronic ballot images and cast vote records public records of the board of elections upon request.

A6589 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6589
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to availability  of  elec-
   tronic ballot images
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-222  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  169  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
 follows:
   1. Except as hereinafter provided, removable  memory  cards  or  other
 similar  electronic  media  shall remain sealed against reuse until such
 time as the information stored on such media has  been  preserved  in  a
 manner consistent with procedures developed and distributed by the state
 board  of elections. Provided, however, that: (I) the information stored
 on such MEMORY CARD OR OTHER SIMILAR electronic media and all  the  data
 and figures therein may be examined upon the order of any court or judge
 of  competent  jurisdiction  or  may  be  examined at the direction of a
 committee of the senate or  assembly  to  investigate  and  report  upon
 contested  elections  of members of the legislature voted for by the use
 of voting machines utilizing such electronic media  and  such  data  and
 such  figures  examined by such committee in the presence of the officer
 having the custody of voting machines and electronic media; AND (II) THE
 ELECTRONICALLY RENDERED IMAGE OF  EACH  CAST  BALLOT  PRODUCED  BY  EACH
 BALLOT SCANNER USED AT AN ELECTION SHALL BE COPIED FROM THE MEMORY CARDS
 OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  ELECTRONIC  MEDIA BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS NO LATER
 THAN ONE WEEK AFTER SUCH ELECTION, AND SUCH COPIED ELECTRONIC IMAGES  OF
 CAST BALLOTS SHALL BE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AVAILABLE
 UPON REQUEST.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02380-01-1

Co-Sponsors

A6589A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S286
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-222, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7237

A6589A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to making electronic ballot images and cast vote records public records of the board of elections upon request.

A6589A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6589--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, ABINANTI -- 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 availability of elec-
   tronic ballot images

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 3-222 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 169 of the laws  of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  Except  as  hereinafter  provided, removable memory cards or other
 similar electronic media shall remain sealed against  reuse  until  such
 time  as  the  information  stored on such media has been preserved in a
 manner consistent with procedures developed and distributed by the state
 board of elections. Provided, however, that: (I) the information  stored
 on  such  MEMORY CARD OR OTHER SIMILAR electronic media and all the data
 and figures therein may be examined upon the order of any court or judge
 of competent jurisdiction or may be  examined  at  the  direction  of  a
 committee  of  the  senate  or  assembly  to investigate and report upon
 contested elections of members of the legislature voted for by  the  use
 of  voting  machines  utilizing  such electronic media and such data and
 such figures examined by such committee in the presence of  the  officer
 having the custody of voting machines and electronic media; AND (II) THE
 ELECTRONICALLY  RENDERED  IMAGE  OF  EACH  CAST  BALLOT PRODUCED BY EACH
 BALLOT SCANNER USED AT AN ELECTION AND THE CAST VOTE RECORD  THAT  SHOWS
 HOW  THE  BALLOT  IMAGE  WAS INTERPRETED SHALL BE COPIED FROM THE MEMORY
 CARDS OR OTHER SIMILAR ELECTRONIC MEDIA BY THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  NO
 LATER  THAN  ONE  WEEK  AFTER  SUCH ELECTION, AND SUCH COPIED ELECTRONIC
 IMAGES OF CAST BALLOTS AND THE CAST VOTE RECORDS SHALL BE PUBLIC RECORDS
 OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.