S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
March 4, 2011
Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to county board of
election addresses on voter registration forms available on the inter-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 5-210 of the election law is amended by adding two
new subdivisions 5-a and 5-b to read as follows:
5-A. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL MAINTAIN ON ITS OFFICIAL
WEBSITE ELECTRONIC VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS FOR USE BY AND DISTRIBUTION
TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHICH MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION FIVE
OF THIS SECTION AND ALLOW THE FOLLOWING:
(A) DOWNLOAD OF BLANK VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS; AND
(B) COMPLETION OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION FORM ELECTRONICALLY, ON WHICH
THE RETURN ADDRESS OF THE REGISTRANT AND THE MAILING ADDRESS FOR THE
REGISTRANT'S COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY FILLED IN
FOR THE REGISTRANT BEFORE IT IS DOWNLOADED FOR SIGNATURE AND MAILING.
5-B. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL MAINTAIN ON ITS OFFICIAL
WEBSITE A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS FINDER, WHICH PERMITS THE PUBLIC TO
ENTER AN ADDRESS WITHIN NEW YORK STATE AND BE PROVIDED WITH THE NAME AND
ADDRESS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS FOR THAT ADDRESS.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediately, the
addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
for the implementation of this act on its effective date is authorized
to be made and completed on or before such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.