Bill Text: NY A08448 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to empowering the commissioner of a board of elections to order a voting machine audit upon a finding of discrepancies.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-07-08 - referred to election law [A08448 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08448-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      July 8, 2019

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. PAULIN, BLAKE, ABINANTI, GOTTFRIED, PICHARDO,
          REYES, RIVERA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read  once
          and referred to the Committee on Election Law

        AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to empowering the commis-
          sioner of a board of elections to order a voting machine audit upon  a
          finding of discrepancies

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

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 9-211  of  the  election  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  515  of  the  laws  of 2015, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    3. The state board of elections shall, in accordance with  subdivision
     5  four of section 3-100 of this chapter, promulgate regulations establish-
     6  ing  a  uniform  statewide standard to be used by boards of elections to
     7  determine when a discrepancy between the audit tallies  and  the  voting
     8  machine  or  system  tallies  shall  require  a further voter verifiable
     9  record audit of additional voting machines  or  systems  or  a  complete
    10  audit  of  all machines or systems within the jurisdiction of a board of
    11  elections. Any commissioner of a board of elections shall  be  empowered
    12  to  order  that  any  such  audit  shall  be conducted whenever any such
    13  discrepancy exists.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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