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A06046 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6046
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      March 5, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN -- read once and referred to
          the Committee on Election Law
 
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to electronic applications
          for absentee ballots; and providing for the repeal of such  provisions
          upon the expiration thereof

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-400  of  the
     2  election  law,  as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws
     3  of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (d) The board of elections shall mail  an  absentee  ballot  to  every
     5  qualified  voter  otherwise  eligible for such a ballot, [who] when such
     6  voter requests [such] an absentee ballot from such board of elections in
     7  writing in a letter, telefax indicating the address,  phone  number  and
     8  the  telefax  number  from  which  the  writing is sent or other written
     9  instrument, or an electronic application submitted by the voter by elec-
    10  tronic mail or through an electronic transmittal system  or  web  portal
    11  established  by  the state board of elections or city or county board of
    12  elections, which is [signed by the voter and] received by the  board  of
    13  elections  not earlier than the thirtieth day nor later than the seventh
    14  day before the election for which the  ballot  is  first  requested  and
    15  which  states  the address where the voter is registered and the address
    16  to which the ballot is to be mailed; provided, however, a military voter
    17  may request a military ballot or voter registration  application  or  an
    18  absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in subdivision three
    19  of  section  10-106  of  this  chapter;  and provided further, a special
    20  federal voter may request a special federal ballot or voter registration
    21  application or an absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in
    22  paragraph d of subdivision one of section 11-202 of  this  chapter.  The
    23  board  of elections shall enclose with such ballot a form of application
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09741-01-1

        A. 6046                             2
 
     1  for absentee ballot if the applicant is registered with  such  board  of
     2  elections.
     3    §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
     4  deemed repealed on December 31, 2021.
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