assembly Bill A7931

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the canvassing of absentee, military and special ballots and ballots cast in affidavit envelopes; repealer

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Current Bill Status Via S1027 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.737
substituted for a7931
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s1027a
Jun 09, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.737
rules report cal.737
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 01, 2021 referred to election law

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S1027
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

nay (2)

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S1027
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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A7931 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1027
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld & add §9-209, amd §§9-211, 7-122, 8-302, 16-106, 17-126 & 17-130, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9089

A7931 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the canvassing of absentee, military and special ballots and ballots cast in affidavit envelopes.

A7931 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7931
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               June 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law,  in  relation  to  the  canvassing  of
   absentee,  military  and special ballots and ballots cast in affidavit
   envelopes; and to repeal certain provisions of such law related there-
   to

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  9-209  of the election law is REPEALED and a new
 section 9-209 is added to read as follows:
   § 9-209. CANVASS  OF  ABSENTEE,  MILITARY  AND  SPECIAL  BALLOTS,  AND
 BALLOTS  CAST  IN  AFFIDAVIT ENVELOPES. BEFORE COMPLETING THE CANVASS OF
 VOTES CAST IN ANY PRIMARY, GENERAL, SPECIAL, OR OTHER ELECTION AT  WHICH
 VOTERS  ARE  REQUIRED  TO  SIGN  THEIR  REGISTRATION POLL RECORDS BEFORE
 VOTING, THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROCEED IN THE  MANNER  HEREINAFTER
 PRESCRIBED  TO  REVIEW, CAST AND CANVASS ANY ABSENTEE, MILITARY, SPECIAL
 PRESIDENTIAL, SPECIAL FEDERAL OR OTHER SPECIAL BALLOTS AND  ANY  BALLOTS
 CAST  IN  AFFIDAVIT ENVELOPES. EACH SUCH BALLOT SHALL BE RETAINED IN THE
 ORIGINAL ENVELOPE CONTAINING THE VOTER'S  AFFIDAVIT  AND  SIGNATURE,  IN
 WHICH IT IS DELIVERED TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS IT IS
 TO BE REVIEWED, IN ORDER TO BE CAST AND CANVASSED.
   1.  CENTRAL BOARD OF CANVASSERS. WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF THE RECEIPT OF AN
 ABSENTEE, MILITARY OR SPECIAL  BALLOT,  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL
 DESIGNATE  ITSELF  OR SUCH OF ITS EMPLOYEES AS IT SHALL DEEM APPROPRIATE
 AS A SET OF POLL CLERKS TO REVIEW SUCH BALLOT ENVELOPES. THE  BOARD  MAY
 DESIGNATE  ADDITIONAL SETS OF POLL CLERKS AND IF IT DESIGNATES MORE THAN
 ONE SUCH SET SHALL APPORTION AMONG ALL SUCH SETS THE ELECTION  DISTRICTS
 FROM WHICH SUCH BALLOTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, PROVIDED THAT WHEN REVIEWING
 BALLOTS,  ALL  BALLOTS FROM A SINGLE ELECTION DISTRICT SHALL BE ASSIGNED
 TO A SINGLE SET OF CLERKS, AND THAT  EACH  SUCH  SET  SHALL  BE  DIVIDED
 EQUALLY BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TWO MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES. EACH
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.