senate Bill S7368

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requirements for affidavit ballots and absentee ballots

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Sep 08, 2021 referred to rules

S7368 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-302 & 8-412, El L

S7368 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires voters voting by affidavit ballot to produce an identification document to verify residency in the election district; requires absentee ballots to be received by election day, or be post-marked by the first day of early voting.

S7368 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7368 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7368
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             September 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RATH  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requirements for  affi-
   davit ballots and absentee ballots
 
   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-a of section  8-302  of  the
 election  law,  as  amended by section 8 of part XX of chapter 55 of the
 laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   (c) [If the voter does not produce an identification  document  listed
 in  paragraph  (a) of this subdivision, the voter shall only be entitled
 to vote by affidavit ballot unless a court order provides  otherwise]  A
 VOTER  VOTING  BY AFFIDAVIT BALLOT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE AN IDEN-
 TIFICATION DOCUMENT LISTED IN PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. IF SUCH
 IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT  IS  AN  IDENTIFICATION  DOCUMENT  LISTED  UNDER
 SUBPARAGRAPH  (II)  OF  PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SUCH DOCUMENT
 SHALL HAVE BEEN ISSUED OR CREATED NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY  DAYS
 PRIOR  TO  THE ELECTION. IF SUCH IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT EXISTS IN ELEC-
 TRONIC FORM, SUCH VOTER SHALL PRODUCE A PRINTED COPY OF SUCH IDENTIFICA-
 TION DOCUMENT.
   § 2. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (e) of subdivision  3  of  section
 8-302 of the election law, as amended by section 8 of part XX of chapter
 55 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   (ii) He or she may swear to and subscribe an affidavit stating that he
 or  she  has  duly  registered  to  vote,  the  address in such election
 district from which he or she registered, that he or she remains a  duly
 qualified  voter in such election district, that his or her registration
 poll record appears to be lost or misplaced or  that  his  or  her  name
 and/or  his  or  her  signature  was omitted from the computer generated
 registration list or such record indicates the voter already voted  when
 he  or  she  did  not  do so or that he or she has moved within New York
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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