Bill S6637-2013

Repeals section 3-408 of the election law relating to election inspectors and clerks

Repeals provisions of the election law relating to election inspectors and clerks.

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  • Feb 21, 2014: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S6637

TITLE OF BILL: An act to repeal section 3-408 of the election law relating to election inspectors and clerks

PURPOSE:

To eliminate conflicting provisions in Election Law relating to the canvassing of absentee ballots in poll sites on Election Day and the appointment of persons conducting said canvassing.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill repeals Section 3-408 of the Election Law.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Election Law was previously amended to require that absentee ballots be canvassed centrally, at Board of Elections offices or their facilities and not in poll sites, however, the provision which provided for poll workers to be appointed to count said ballots in poll sites inadvertently remained. By repealing said section, there can be no confusion on the part of election administrators, poll workers or candidates, that absentee ballots must be counted centrally at Board offices or facilities, which ensures consistency, accuracy and transparency in the election process.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6637 IN SENATE February 21, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to repeal section 3-408 of the election law relating to election inspectors and clerks THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3-408 of the election law is REPEALED. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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