S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 verification of voter
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Subdivision 2-a of section 8-302 of the election law, as
added by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
2-a. (a) [If a voter's name appears in the computer generated regis-
tration list with a notation indicating that the voter's identity was
not yet verified as required by the federal Help America Vote Act, the]
THE inspector shall require that the voter produce [one of the following
types of identification] A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHI-
CLES NON-DRIVER PHOTO ID CARD OR OTHER CURRENT AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFI-
CATION before permitting the voter to cast his or her vote on the voting
(i) a driver's license or department of motor vehicles non-driver
photo ID card or other current and valid photo identification;
(ii) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government
check, paycheck or other government document that shows the name and
address of the voter].
(b) If the voter produces an identification document listed in para-
graph (a) of this subdivision, the inspector shall indicate so in the
computer generated registration list, the voter will be deemed verified
as required by the federal Help America Vote Act and the voter shall be
permitted to cast his or her vote on the voting machine.
(c) If the voter does not produce an identification document listed in
paragraph (a) of this subdivision, the voter shall only be entitled to
vote by affidavit ballot unless a court order provides otherwise.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.