N.Y. Election Law Section 8-414
Online absentee ballot tracking system


The state board of elections shall establish and maintain an electronic absentee ballot tracking system. In accordance with technical specifications provided by the state board of elections, each local board of elections shall maintain an absentee ballot tracking system integrated with the state board’s system, and which may be integrated with the United States postal service tracking system, to allow a voter who has submitted an application for an absentee ballot to track the status of an absentee application and an absentee ballot on the state board or local board website.


Such website shall not require users to create an account but shall require verification that the user is accessing his or her own record through the inclusion of data identifying the voter and the board of elections at which the voter is registered, and any other information required by the state board of elections.


The ballot tracking system shall indicate to the voter if the board:


received such voter’s application for an absentee ballot;


approved or rejected such application and, if rejected, an indication of the reason for such rejection;


mailed or delivered an absentee ballot to such voter, the date of such mailing or delivery, and the expected date of receipt;


received the ballot back as undeliverable;


received such voter’s completed absentee ballot;


determined the ballot envelope was subject to a cure; and


counted or rejected such voter’s completed absentee ballot and, if rejected, a brief statement of the reason for rejection.

Source: Section 8-414 — Online absentee ballot tracking system, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/8-414 (updated Apr. 8, 2022; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Apr. 8, 2022

§ 8-414’s source at nysenate​.gov

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