senate Bill S284A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires counting affidavit ballots of eligible voters if a voter appears at a polling place in the correct county but in the incorrect election district

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 20, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2021 1st report cal.869
Apr 28, 2021 print number 284a
Apr 28, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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May 3, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S284A
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

nay (2)

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S284 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A642
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-209, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1060, S1701
2011-2012: S1325
2013-2014: S420
2015-2016: S2296
2017-2018: S4074, A8244
2019-2020: S3195, A3304

S284 - Summary

Requires the counting of an affidavit ballot of an eligible voter if such voter appeared at a polling place in the correct county but in the incorrect election district; provides that such vote shall not be cast and canvassed for such contests for which the person was not entitled to vote at such election.

S284 - Sponsor Memo

S284 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    284
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MYRIE, MAY, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to counting of affidavit
   ballots

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of
 section 9-209 of the election law, as amended by chapter 308 of the laws
 of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
   (iii) If the board of elections determines that a person was  entitled
 to  vote  at such election, the board shall cast and canvass such ballot
 if such board finds that the voter appeared at [the correct]  A  polling
 place  IN  THE CORRECT COUNTY, regardless of the fact that the voter may
 have appeared in the incorrect election  district;  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH
 VOTE  SHALL  NOT  BE  CAST AND CANVASSED FOR SUCH CONTESTS FOR WHICH THE
 PERSON WAS NOT ENTITLED TO VOTE AT SUCH ELECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02357-01-1


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S284A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A642
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-209, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1060, S1701
2011-2012: S1325
2013-2014: S420
2015-2016: S2296
2017-2018: S4074, A8244
2019-2020: S3195, A3304

S284A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the counting of an affidavit ballot of an eligible voter if such voter appeared at a polling place in the correct county but in the incorrect election district; provides that such vote shall not be cast and canvassed for such contests for which the person was not entitled to vote at such election.

S284A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S284A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  284--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. MYRIE, MAY, REICHLIN-MELNICK, SALAZAR -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
   as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to counting of affidavit
   ballots
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subparagraph  (iii)  of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of
 section 9-209 of the election law, as amended by chapter 308 of the laws
 of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
   (iii) If the board of elections determines that a person was  entitled
 to  vote  at such election, the board shall cast and canvass such ballot
 if such board finds that the voter appeared at [the correct]  A  polling
 place  IN  THE CORRECT COUNTY, regardless of the fact that the voter may
 have appeared in the incorrect election  district;  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH
 VOTE  SHALL  NOT  BE  CAST AND CANVASSED FOR SUCH CONTESTS FOR WHICH THE
 PERSON WAS NOT ENTITLED TO VOTE AT SUCH ELECTION.
   § 2. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2 of section 9-209 of  the  election
 law,  as  amended by chapter 104 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read
 as follows:
   (d) Any person lawfully present may object to the refusal to  cast  or
 canvass any ballot on the grounds that the voter is a properly qualified
 voter of the [election district] COUNTY IN WHICH THAT VOTER VOTED, or in
 the case of a party primary duly enrolled in such party, or to the cast-
 ing  or  canvassing of any ballot on the grounds that the voter is not a
 properly qualified voter of the [election district] COUNTY IN WHICH THAT
 VOTER VOTED, or in the case of a party primary not duly enrolled in such
 party, or otherwise not entitled to cast  such  ballot.  When  any  such
 objection  is  made,  the  central  board  of inspectors shall forthwith
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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