senate Bill S264

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee voting application deadlines

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by 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
Jan 11, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2
reported and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

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

aye wr (1)

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

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

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5783
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8916

S264 (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.

S264 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S264 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    264
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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