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A02108 Summary:

BILL NO    A02108 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Kavanagh

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S8-406, El L

Relates to the timing of mailing of absentee ballots.
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A02108 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2108

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Election Law

       AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee ballots

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Section 8-406 of the election law, as  amended  by  chapter
    2  296 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
    3    S  8-406.  Absentee ballots, delivery of. If the board shall find that
    4  the applicant is a qualified voter of the election  district  containing
    5  his  residence  as  stated  in  his  statement and that his statement is
    6  sufficient, it shall, [as soon  as  practicable]  after  it  shall  have
    7  determined  his  right  thereto, mail to him at an address designated by
    8  him, or deliver to him, or to any person designated for such purpose  in
    9  writing  by  him,  at  the office of the board, such an absentee voter's
   10  ballot or set of ballots and an envelope [therefor] WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS
   11  AND NO LATER THAN THE FRIDAY BEFORE  THE  ELECTION.  If  the  ballot  or
   12  ballots  are  to be sent outside of the United States to a country other
   13  than Canada or Mexico, such ballot or ballots shall be sent by air mail.
   14  However, if an applicant who is eligible for an  absentee  ballot  is  a
   15  resident  of  a facility operated or licensed by, or under the jurisdic-
   16  tion of, the department of mental hygiene, or a resident of  a  facility
   17  defined  as  a nursing home or residential health care facility pursuant
   18  to subdivisions two and three of section two thousand eight hundred  one
   19  of  the public health law, or a resident of a hospital or other facility
   20  operated by the Veteran's Administration  of  the  United  States,  such
   21  absentee ballot need not be so mailed or delivered to any such applicant
   22  but,  may  be delivered to the voter in the manner prescribed by section
   23  8-407 of this chapter if such facility is located in the county or  city
   24  in which such voter is eligible to vote.
   25    S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD02869-01-3
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