senate Bill S1057

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Provides that an affidavit ballot shall also constitute an application to register to vote

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
Feb 26, 2009 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 23, 2009 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2009 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2009 1st report cal.34
Jan 22, 2009 referred to elections

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S1057 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law

S1057 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S1057

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the election law, in relation to affidavit ballots


PURPOSE :
Provides for a dual affidavit ballot/registration form.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Allows a person casting an affidavit ballot to register to vote if the
board of elections determines that such person is not registered.

JUSTIFICATION :
Affidavit ballots are cast by voters who present themselves at a
polling place to vote on election day, but whose names are not found
in the poll books provided at the polling place. The affidavit voters
state that they believed they are a duly registered voter, however,
for some reason that the poll card has not reached the polling place
on election day. Once the affidavit ballot is cast, the board of
elections checks their records to determine if the voter is registered
and whether the affidavit ballot should be counted. If the person is
not duly registered, the affidavit ballot is not counted. This bill
would allow that in those cases where the affidavit voter is
determined not to have been registered, the voter will be registered
by the board of elections pursuant to the information provided on the
affidavit ballot form.

FISCAL IMPACT :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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