assembly Bill A5230

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides that qualified persons who are not registered to vote may register on a day of election at their polling places

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to election law
Feb 11, 2009 referred to election law

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A5230 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1684
2013-2014: A172

A5230 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that qualified persons who have never previously registered to vote may register on any day, including a day of election, that the board of elections is open for business; requires establishment of a procedure to enable such registrants to cast their votes at the appropriate polling places.

A5230 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5230

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 11, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. GIANARIS, GALEF, WRIGHT, P. RIVERA, BING, HOYT,
  PERALTA,  CAHILL,  PAULIN,  BOYLAND,  POWELL,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  ROBINSON,
  ROSENTHAL,  KELLNER  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BENJAMIN, BREN-
  NAN, DIAZ, EDDINGTON, FARRELL, GORDON, GOTTFRIED, JOHN, KOON,  LAVINE,
  LIFTON,  LUPARDO, REILLY -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  allowing  for  polling
  place  voter  registration  for any qualified person who is not regis-
  tered to vote

  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 a
new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE  RELATING
TO REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS, ANY QUALIFIED PERSON WHO IS NOT REGISTERED
IN  THIS  STATE  MAY APPLY PERSONALLY FOR REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT BY
APPEARING AT THE APPROPRIATE POLLING PLACE FOR THE ELECTION DISTRICT  IN
WHICH  HE  OR  SHE RESIDES ON THE DAY OF ANY PRIMARY, GENERAL OR SPECIAL
ELECTION DURING THE HOURS THAT SUCH POLLING PLACE IS OPEN FOR VOTING. TO
BE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER PURSUANT TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  A  PERSON  MUST
PROVIDE  ACCEPTABLE  FORMS  OF  IDENTIFICATION CONTAINING PROOF OF RESI-
DENCE, AS DETERMINED BY STATE LAW IMPLEMENTING THE HELP  AMERICANS  VOTE
ACT  OF  2002  (PUBLIC LAW 107-252). ANY PERSON WHO SO REGISTERS TO VOTE
SHALL EXECUTE THE FOLLOWING INSTRUMENT IN  SUBSTANTIALLY  THE  FOLLOWING
FORM:
  "I,  (NAME), DO HEREBY CERTIFY, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, THAT, TO THE
BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, I AM A QUALIFIED VOTER, HAVING RESIDED  AT  (PLACE
OF  RESIDENCE)  FOR  AT  LEAST  THIRTY  DAYS  IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THIS
ELECTION, THAT I AM NOT DISQUALIFIED ON ANY LEGAL  GROUNDS  FROM  VOTING
AND THAT I HAVE NOT ALREADY VOTED AT THIS ELECTION."

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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