Bill Text: NY A07684 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Provides for the state board of elections to undertake a study of the feasibility for voting by mail, telephone and/or the internet; authorizes a pilot program for such voting during the study; requires a report to the governor and legislature.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-16 - referred to election law [A07684 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07684-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          7684

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 16, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law

        AN  ACT  providing for the state board of elections to undertake a study
          on the feasibility of permitting voting by mail, telephone and/or  the
          internet and to establish pilot projects relating thereto

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The state board of elections shall undertake a study on the
     2  feasibility of permitting voting by mail, telephone and/or the internet.
     3  Such study shall include but not be limited to evaluation of the ability
     4  of verifying votes by mail, telephone and/or the internet and the impact
     5  on the number of the electorate voting in primary and general elections.
     6  Notwithstanding any other provision of  law  to  the  contrary,  at  any
     7  primary  or  general  election during the undertaking of such study, the
     8  state board of elections may provide a pilot program  permitting  voting
     9  by  mail,  telephone  and/or the internet.  The state board of elections
    10  shall submit such study including recommendations to  the  governor  and
    11  state  legislature  within  twenty-four  months of the effective date of
    12  this act.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06740-01-9
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