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


Section 10-125 Military voters; prohibiting refusal to accept voter registration and military ballot applications, marked military ballots, and federal ...

Election (ELN)

Military voters; prohibiting refusal to accept voter registration and military ballot applications, marked military ballots, and federal write-in absentee ballots for failure to meet certain requirements. 1. A board of elections shall not refuse to accept and process any otherwise valid voter registration application or military ballot application (including the official post card form prescribed under section 101 of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (42 USC 1973ff)) or marked military ballot submitted by mail or personally delivered, solely on the basis of the following:

  (a) Notarization requirements;

  (b) Restrictions on paper type, including weight and size; or

  (c) Restrictions on envelope type, including weight and size.

  2. A board of elections shall not refuse to accept and process any otherwise valid federal write-in absentee ballot submitted in any manner by a military voter solely on the basis of the following:

  (a) Notarization requirements;

  (b) Restrictions on paper type, including weight and size; or

  (c) Restrictions on envelope type, including weight and size.

  3. The state board of elections, in coordination with county boards of elections, shall develop a free access system by which a military voter may determine whether the military ballot of the military voter has been received by the appropriate board of elections.