Election Law Section 8-712
Online early mail ballot tracking system
1.The state board of elections shall establish and maintain an electronic early mail ballot tracking system. In accordance with technical specifications provided by the state board of elections, each local board of elections shall maintain an early mail 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 early mail ballot to track the status of an early mail ballot application and an early mail ballot on the state board or local board website.
2.Such website shall not require users to create an account but shall require verification that the user is accessing their 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.
3.The ballot tracking system shall indicate to the voter if the board:
(a)received such voter’s application for an early mail ballot;
(b)approved or rejected such application and, if rejected, an indication of the reason for such rejection;
(c)mailed or delivered an early mail ballot to such voter, the date of such mailing or delivery, and the expected date of receipt;
(d)received the ballot back as undeliverable;
(e)received such voter’s completed early mail ballot;
(f)determined the ballot envelope was subject to a cure; and
(g)counted or rejected such voter’s completed early mail ballot and, if rejected, a brief statement of the reason for rejection.
4.The electronic early mail ballot tracking system shall be combined on a single website with the electronic absentee ballot tracking system created pursuant to § 8-414 (Online absentee ballot tracking system)section 8-414 of this article. * NB Effective January 1, 2024
Section 8-712 — Online early mail ballot tracking system,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/ELN/8-712 (updated Sep. 22, 2023; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).