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A03244 Summary:

BILL NOA03244
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORAbinanti
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 2-220, Vil L
 
Authorizes absentee ballots in an election to incorporate a village.
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A03244 Actions:

BILL NOA03244
 
01/29/2019referred to local governments
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A03244 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3244
 
SPONSOR: Abinanti
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the village law, in relation to authorizing absentee ballots in an election to incorporate a village   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase voter participation in the village incorporation election process by authorizing voting by absentee ballot.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends village law section 2-220 subdivision 2 to provide that voting may be either in person by voting machine or by paper ballots, or by absentee ballot. Ballots for absentee voters shall be, as nearly as practicable, in the same form as those to be voted on election day, except that ballots shall have the words "Absentee Ballot" endorsed thereon. Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: It is good public policy and important to our democratic process to increase voter participation. The incorporation of a village is an important decision for a community and all those entitled to vote should be given the opportunity to do so. Allowing voters to vote by absentee ballot will increase voter participation in the electoral process and help ensure that those residents qualified to vote are given this oppor- tunity.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2018: A10231 referred to local governments   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Minimal to prepare absentee ballots for a village incorporation election.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A03244 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3244
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 29, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Local Governments
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the village law, in relation to authorizing absentee
          ballots in an election to incorporate a village
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  2-220  of the village law is
     2  amended to read as follows:
     3    2. Manner of voting. a. Voting may  be  either  in  person  by  voting
     4  machine or by paper ballots, or by absentee ballot. Paper ballots may be
     5  written  or  printed  and shall be consecutively numbered. Ballots shall
     6  contain the words "for incorporation" and "against incorporation".
     7    b. Ballots for absentee voters shall be, as nearly as practicable,  in
     8  the  same form as those to be voted on election day, if any, except that
     9  ballots shall have the words "Absentee Ballot",  endorsed  thereon.  The
    10  provisions of the election law regarding absentee ballots not inconsist-
    11  ent with this subdivision shall apply to such ballots so far as the same
    12  are practicable.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05236-01-9
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