Senate Bill S6735A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing pre-registered voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot

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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-S6735 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3250
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-102, El L

2023-S6735 - Summary

Relates to allowing pre-registered voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot.

2023-S6735 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6735 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6735
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 8, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 allowing pre-registered
   voters to apply for an absentee ballot
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  opening  paragraph  of subdivision 1, subdivision 2,
 paragraph (b) of subdivision 3, and subdivision 8 of  section  8-400  of
 the  election  law, the opening paragraph of subdivision 1 as amended by
 chapter 63 of the laws of 2010, subdivision 2 as amended by chapter  746
 of  the  laws  of 2021, paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 as sepa-
 rately amended by chapter 273 of the laws  of  2021,  paragraph  (e)  of
 subdivision 2 as added by section 1 of part HH of chapter 55 of the laws
 of  2022, paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 63 of the
 laws of 2010 and subdivision 8 as amended by chapter 684 of the laws  of
 1981 and as renumbered by chapter 40 of the laws of 2009, are amended to
 read as follows:
   A  qualified  voter,  OR PRE-REGISTERED VOTER WHO WILL BE QUALIFIED ON
 THE DATE OF THE NEXT ELECTION, may vote as an absentee voter under  this
 chapter  if,  on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the
 board of elections, primary election, special election, general election
 or New York city community school board  district  or  city  of  Buffalo
 school district election, he or she expects to be:
   2. A qualified voter, OR PRE-REGISTERED VOTER WHO WILL BE QUALIFIED ON
 THE  DATE  OF THE NEXT ELECTION, 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, 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.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06581-01-3
 S. 6735                             2
              

2023-S6735A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3250
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-102, El L

2023-S6735A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing pre-registered voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot.

2023-S6735A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6735A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6735--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                May 8, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 allowing pre-registered
   voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Section 5-102 of the election law is amended by  adding  a
 new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
    3.  A  PERSON WHO IS PRE-REGISTERED TO VOTE PURSUANT TO SECTION 5-507
 OF THIS ARTICLE, AND WHO IS OR WILL BE EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR OVER  ON
 THE  DAY  OF  SUCH ELECTION AT THE TIME SUCH BALLOT IS CAST AND COUNTED,
 SHALL BE CONSIDERED A QUALIFIED  VOTER  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  ABSENTEE
 VOTING  AND  EARLY  MAIL VOTING AS SET FORTH IN TITLES FOUR AND SEVEN OF
 ARTICLE EIGHT OF THIS CHAPTER.
   § 2.  Severability clause. If any clause, sentence, paragraph,  subdi-
 vision,  section  or  part of this act shall be adjudged by any court of
 competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment  shall  not  affect,
 impair,  or  invalidate  the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in
 its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph,  subdivision,  section
 or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judg-
 ment shall have been rendered. It is hereby declared to be the intent of
 the  legislature  that  this  act  would  have been enacted even if such
 invalid provisions had not been included herein.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06581-03-3



              

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