senate Bill S6482B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes an electronic absentee ballot application transmittal system

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Current Bill Status Via A6970 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1356
substituted for s6482b
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a6970a
May 26, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1356
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 21, 2021 print number 6482b
May 21, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
May 19, 2021 print number 6482a
May 19, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
May 03, 2021 referred to elections

S6482 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6970
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, add §8-408, El L

S6482 - Summary

Establishes an electronic absentee ballot application transmittal system through which voters may apply for and submit an absentee ballot online.

S6482 - Sponsor Memo

S6482 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6482
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 3, 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 establishing  an  elec-
   tronic absentee ballot application transmittal system
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of  the  election  law,  the
 opening  paragraph  as amended by chapter 216 of the laws of 1988, para-
 graph (a) as amended by chapter 263 of the laws of 1991,  paragraph  (c)
 as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 1988 and paragraph (d) as sepa-
 rately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   2.  A qualified voter desiring to vote at such election as an absentee
 voter for any reason specified  in  subdivision  one  hereof  must  make
 application for an absentee ballot on a form to be obtained and filed as
 provided  herein  [or],  by  letter as provided in paragraph (d) of this
 subdivision, OR THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION TRAN-
 SMITTAL SYSTEM PURSUANT TO SECTION 8-408 OF THIS TITLE.
   (a) Application forms shall be furnished by and may be  obtained  from
 any  board  of elections at any time until the day before such election,
 OR ON THE ELECTRONIC ABSENTEE  BALLOT  APPLICATION  TRANSMITTAL  SYSTEM.
 Application  forms  shall also be supplied by the board of inspectors of
 the election district in which applicant is a qualified voter on all  of
 the days provided for local registration. In addition, application forms
 shall  be  supplied  upon  the  request of the person authorized to vote
 pursuant to this section, any such person's spouse, parent or  child,  a
 person  residing with the applicant as a member of his household, or the
 applicant's duly authorized agent. Application forms sent outside of the
 United States to a country other than Canada or Mexico,  shall  be  sent
 airmail.  Any  reference  to  "board  of  elections"  in  the  remaining
 provisions of this section, except with respect to  the  furnishing  and
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S6482A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6970
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, add §8-408, El L

S6482A - Summary

Establishes an electronic absentee ballot application transmittal system through which voters may apply for and submit an absentee ballot online.

S6482A - Sponsor Memo

S6482A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6482--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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 establishing an elec-
   tronic absentee ballot application transmittal system
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of section 8-400 of the election law, the
 opening paragraph as amended by chapter 216 of the laws of  1988,  para-
 graph  (a)  as amended by chapter 263 of the laws of 1991, paragraph (c)
 as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 1988 and paragraph (d) as sepa-
 rately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   2. A qualified voter desiring to vote at such election as an  absentee
 voter  for  any  reason  specified  in  subdivision one hereof must make
 application for an absentee ballot on a form to be obtained and filed as
 provided herein [or], by letter as provided in  paragraph  (d)  of  this
 subdivision, OR THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION TRAN-
 SMITTAL SYSTEM PURSUANT TO SECTION 8-408 OF THIS TITLE.
   (a)  Application  forms shall be furnished by and may be obtained from
 any board of elections at any time until the day before  such  election,
 OR  ON  THE  ELECTRONIC  ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL SYSTEM.
 Application forms shall also be supplied by the board of  inspectors  of
 the  election district in which applicant is a qualified voter on all of
 the days provided for local registration. In addition, application forms
 shall be supplied upon the request of  the  person  authorized  to  vote
 pursuant  to  this section, any such person's spouse, parent or child, a
 person residing with the applicant as a member of his household, or  the
 applicant's duly authorized agent. Application forms sent outside of the
 United  States  to  a country other than Canada or Mexico, shall be sent
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S6482B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6970
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, add §8-408, El L

S6482B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an electronic absentee ballot application transmittal system through which voters may apply for and submit an absentee ballot online.

S6482B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6482B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6482--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing  an  elec-
   tronic absentee ballot application transmittal system
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of  the  election  law,  the
 opening  paragraph  as amended by chapter 216 of the laws of 1988, para-
 graph (a) as amended by chapter 263 of the laws of 1991,  paragraph  (c)
 as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of 1988 and paragraph (d) as sepa-
 rately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   2.  A qualified voter desiring to vote at such election as an absentee
 voter for any reason specified  in  subdivision  one  hereof  must  make
 application for an absentee ballot on a form to be obtained and filed as
 provided  herein  [or],  by  letter as provided in paragraph (d) of this
 subdivision, OR THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION TRAN-
 SMITTAL SYSTEM PURSUANT TO SECTION 8-408 OF THIS TITLE.
   (a) Application forms shall be furnished by and may be  obtained  from
 any  board  of elections at any time until the day before such election,
 OR ON THE ELECTRONIC ABSENTEE  BALLOT  APPLICATION  TRANSMITTAL  SYSTEM.
 Application  forms  shall also be supplied by the board of inspectors of
 the election district in which applicant is a qualified voter on all  of
 the days provided for local registration. In addition, application forms
 shall  be  supplied  upon  the  request of the person authorized to vote
 pursuant to this section, any such person's spouse, parent or  child,  a
 person  residing with the applicant as a member of his household, or the
 applicant's duly authorized agent. Application forms sent outside of the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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