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A06589 Summary:

Amd §3-222, El L
Relates to making electronic ballot images public record upon request.
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A06589 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 19, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to availability  of  elec-
          tronic ballot images
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-222  of  the  election  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  169  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    1. Except as hereinafter provided, removable  memory  cards  or  other
     5  similar  electronic  media  shall remain sealed against reuse until such
     6  time as the information stored on such media has  been  preserved  in  a
     7  manner consistent with procedures developed and distributed by the state
     8  board  of elections. Provided, however, that: (i) the information stored
     9  on such memory card or other similar electronic media and all  the  data
    10  and figures therein may be examined upon the order of any court or judge
    11  of  competent  jurisdiction  or  may  be  examined at the direction of a
    12  committee of the senate or  assembly  to  investigate  and  report  upon
    13  contested  elections  of members of the legislature voted for by the use
    14  of voting machines utilizing such electronic media  and  such  data  and
    15  such  figures  examined by such committee in the presence of the officer
    16  having the custody of voting machines and electronic media; and (ii) the
    17  electronically rendered image of  each  cast  ballot  produced  by  each
    18  ballot scanner used at an election shall be copied from the memory cards
    19  or  other  similar  electronic  media by the board of elections no later
    20  than one week after such election, and such copied electronic images  of
    21  cast ballots shall be public records of the board of elections available
    22  upon request.
    23    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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