1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 11: Special Presidential and Special Federal Voters and Special Ballots
  5. Title 2: Special Federal Voters


Section 11-203 Special federal voters; designation of means of transmission by special federal voters

Election (ELN)

Special federal voters; designation of means of transmission by special federal voters. 1. A special federal voter may designate a preference to receive a voter registration application, a special federal ballot application or a special federal ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail. Such designation shall remain in effect until revoked or changed by the special federal voter. If a special federal voter does not designate a preference, the board of elections shall transmit the voter registration application, special federal ballot application or special federal ballot by mail. If a special federal voter designates a preference for facsimile transmission or electronic mail but does not provide the necessary facsimile number or e-mail address, the board of elections shall transmit the voter registration application, special federal ballot application or special federal ballot by mail and request the omitted information. All communications to the special federal voter shall include the mailing address of the board of elections.

  2. Irrespective of the preferred method of transmission designated by a special federal voter, a special federal voter's original completed voter registration application, special federal ballot application and special federal ballot must be returned by mail or in person notwithstanding that a prior copy was sent to the board of elections by facsimile transmission or electronic mail.