1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 10: Voting By Members of Armed Forces


Section 10-102 Military voters; definitions

Election (ELN)

As used in this article the following terms have the following meanings.

  1. "Military service" means the military service of the state, or of the United States, including the army, navy, marine corps, air force, coast guard, merchant marine and all components thereof, and the coast and geodetic survey, the public health service, the national guard when in the service of the United States pursuant to call as provided by law, and the cadets or midshipmen of the United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy and United States Coast Guard Academy.

  2. "Military voter" means a qualified voter of the state of New York who is in the actual military service, as defined in the preceding paragraph of this section, and by reason of such military service is absent from his election district of residence on the day of registration or election, or a voter who is discharged from such military service within thirty days of an election and the spouse, parent, child or dependent of such voter accompanying or being with him or her, if a qualified voter and a resident of the same election district.

  3. "Military ballot" means the ballot prepared, printed and supplied for use by the military voter for a general election, primary election or special election.

  4. "Military address" means the mailing address of a military voter other than his residence address in his election district.

  5. "Appropriate board of elections" means the board of elections in whose jurisdiction the military voter resides as a qualified voter.