assembly Bill A1684A

2011-2012 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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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2012 print number 1684a
Jan 06, 2012 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 04, 2012 referred to election law
Jan 11, 2011 referred to election law

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A1684 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1972
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A5230
2013-2014: A172, S609
2015-2016: S2483
2017-2018: S3235
2019-2020: S2150
2021-2022: S3088

A1684 - 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.

A1684 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1684

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. KAVANAGH, BING, BOYLAND, CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT,
  GALEF, HOYT, KELLNER, PAULIN, MENG,  P. RIVERA,  ROBINSON,  ROSENTHAL,
  WRIGHT  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, FARRELL, GOTTFRIED,
  LAVINE, LIFTON, LUPARDO, THIELE --  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."
  (B) IF A REGISTRANT IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE VALID PROOF OF  RESIDENCE  AS
REQUIRED  BY  PARAGRAPH  (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SUCH REGISTRANT MAY BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04805-01-1

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A1684A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1972
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A5230
2013-2014: A172, S609
2015-2016: S2483
2017-2018: S3235
2019-2020: S2150
2021-2022: S3088

A1684A (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.

A1684A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1684--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. KAVANAGH, BOYLAND, CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF,
  KELLNER, PAULIN,  MENG,  P. RIVERA,  ROBINSON,  ROSENTHAL,  WRIGHT  --
  Multi-Sponsored  by  -- M.  of A. BRENNAN, FARRELL, GOTTFRIED, LAVINE,
  LIFTON, LUPARDO, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee  on
  Election  Law  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on Election Law in
  accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04805-03-1