senate Bill S1028

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee ballot tracking

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.9
reported and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S1028
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

nay (2)

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S1028
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1028 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-414, El L

S1028 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the boards of elections to provide a secure website or web portal through which voters can track their absentee application or absentee ballot.

S1028 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1028 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1028
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee ballot  track-
   ing
 
   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 TRACKING. 1.  THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
 SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN  AN  ELECTRONIC  ABSENTEE  BALLOT  TRACKING
 SYSTEM BY WAY OF A SECURE WEBSITE OR WEB PORTAL THROUGH WHICH ANY REGIS-
 TERED  VOTER IN THE STATE WHO HAS SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FOR AN ABSEN-
 TEE BALLOT, OR WHO OTHERWISE HAS A RIGHT TO RECEIVE AN ABSENTEE  BALLOT,
 FOR  AN  UPCOMING ELECTION PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER MAY VIEW THE CURRENT
 STATUS OF THEIR ABSENTEE APPLICATION OR ABSENTEE  BALLOT.  SUCH  WEBSITE
 SHALL  NOT  REQUIRE USERS TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT. SUCH WEBSITE SHALL INDI-
 CATE FOR EACH SUCH VOTER WHETHER THE VOTER'S BOARD OF ELECTIONS HAS:
   A. RECEIVED SUCH VOTER'S REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT,  IF  APPLICA-
 BLE;
   B. APPROVED OR REJECTED SUCH REQUEST, IF APPLICABLE, AND, IF REJECTED,
 A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE REASON FOR REJECTION;
   C.  MAILED  OR  DELIVERED  AN  ABSENTEE  BALLOT TO SUCH VOTER FOR SUCH
 UPCOMING ELECTION;
   D. RECEIVED SUCH VOTER'S COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR  SUCH  UPCOMING
 ELECTION;
   E. COUNTED OR REJECTED SUCH VOTER'S COMPLETED ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR SUCH
 UPCOMING ELECTION, AND, IF REJECTED, A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE REASON FOR
 REJECTION; AND
   F.  DETERMINED  THAT THE BALLOT ENVELOPE IS SUBJECT TO A CURE PURSUANT
 TO SUBDIVISIONS THREE AND THREE-A OF SECTION 9-209 OF THIS CHAPTER,  THE

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07485-01-1

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