senate Bill S1339

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Extends right to vote to aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 06, 2011 referred to elections

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S1339 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-102, 5-210, 7-122, 7-123, 7-125 & 8-504, El L; amd §§84-a & 213-b, Town L; amd §§2012, 2018-a, 2018-b, 2603 & 2609, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1364

S1339 - Bill Texts

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Extends the right to vote in all elections to aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

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BILL NUMBER:S1339

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the use of biodiesel fuel in
state vehicles

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To mandate the state to use biodiesel in all state vehicles that are
operated on diesel.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1- Establishes the legislative intent of the bill.

201-b: Establishes any vehicle within the state fleet shall be
replaced or retrofitted to operate a biodiesel blend at the following
levels:

a: For January 1, 2014 a five percent blend

b: For January 1, 2015 a ten percent blend

c: For January 1, 2016 a twenty percent blend

JUSTIFICATION:
Studies have shown that diesel fumes contain particulate matter which
can trigger asthma attacks and other respiratory ailments in children
and that levels of diesel fumes are up to four times greater inside a
bus than ambient levels. Diesel exhaust is classified as a probable
human carcinogen by many government authorities including the state
attorney general. In addition, dark particles from diesel fuel have
been found embedded in glacial ice contributing to rapid melting of
polar ice. It is in the interest of the citizens of this state to
reduce the use of diesel fuels by the state and to encourage
home-grown fuels that decrease on dependency on foreign oil.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
05/31/07 Referred to Governmental Operations
01/09/08 Referred to Governmental Operations
05/03/10 Referred to Investigations and Government Operations
01/25/12 Amend and Recommit to Investigations and Government
Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  1339

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DILAN, DIAZ, PARKER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, the town law and the education law, in
  relation to the right to vote

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that the right to
vote is an essential part of membership in the communities which make up
the state of New York. In order to ensure that all  persons  who  perma-
nently  and  legally reside in our state have a voice and a stake in the
decisions made by the political process, it is necessary and  proper  to
extend  the  right  to  them,  as citizens of New York state, to vote in
elections for offices and on issues which affect them.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-102 of the election law is amended  to
read as follows:
  1.  No  person  shall  be  qualified  to  register for and vote at any
election unless he OR SHE is a citizen of the United States OR AN  ALIEN
LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES and is or
will be, on the day of such election, eighteen years of age or over, and
a  resident of this state and of the county, city or village for a mini-
mum of thirty days next preceding such election.
  S 3. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of  the  election
law,  as  amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read
as follows:
  (g) Notice that the applicant must be a citizen of the  United  States
OR  AN  ALIEN  LAWFULLY  ADMITTED  FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED
STATES, is or will be at least eighteen years old not later than  Decem-
ber thirty-first of the calendar year in which he or she registers and a
resident of the county or city to which application is made.
  S 4. Subdivision 8 of section 7-122 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 165 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02677-01-1

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  8.  On  the  reverse  side of such inner affirmation envelope shall be
printed the following statement:
                                AFFIRMATION
  I  do  declare  that  I  am a citizen of the United States OR AN ALIEN
LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES,  that  I
am duly registered in the election district shown on the reverse side of
this  envelope  and I am qualified to vote in such district; that I will
be unable to appear personally on the day of the election for which this
ballot is voted at the polling place of the election district in which I
am a qualified voter because of the reason given on my application here-
tofore submitted; that I have not qualified nor  do  I  intend  to  vote
elsewhere,  that  I have not committed any act nor am I under any imped-
iment which denies me the right to vote.
  I hereby declare that the foregoing is a true statement to the best of
my knowledge and belief, and I understand that if I  make  any  material
false statement in the foregoing statement of absentee voter, I shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor.

Date.................20.....       .....................................
                                   Signature or mark of voter

                                   .....................................
                                   Signature of Witness (required only
                                   if voter does not sign his own name)

                                   .....................................
                                   Address of Witness

  S 5. Subdivision 3 of section 7-123 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 104 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  The board of elections shall furnish an inner affirmation envelope
with each military ballot upon which envelope shall be printed:

                        BALLOT FOR MILITARY VOTER
                               AFFIRMATION

  I swear or affirm that:
  (a) I am a member of the uniformed  services  or  merchant  marine  on
active  duty or an eligible spouse, parent, child or dependent of such a
member, and
  (b) I am a United States citizen OR AN  ALIEN  LAWFULLY  ADMITTED  FOR
PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES, at least eighteen years of age
(or  will  be  by  the  day  of  the  election), eligible to vote in the
requested jurisdiction, and
  (c) I have neither been convicted of a felony or  other  disqualifying
offense  nor  been adjudicated mentally incompetent, or if so, my voting
rights have been reinstated, and
  (d) I am not registering, requesting a ballot, or voting in any  other
jurisdiction in the United States, and
  (e)  My  signature and date below indicate when I completed this docu-
ment, and
  (f) The information on this form is true and complete to the  best  of
my knowledge.
  I understand that a material misstatement of fact in the completion of
this document may constitute grounds for conviction of a crime.

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Date .......... 20....
                                        ................................
                                            Signature or mark of voter
                                        ................................
                                         Signature of Witness (required
                                         only if voter does not sign his
                                                    or her own name)
                                        ................................
                                                  Address of Witness

S  6.  Subdivision 3 of section 7-125 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 235 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  On the reverse side of such envelope shall be printed the  follow-
ing statement:

                 STATEMENT OF SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL VOTER
  I  do  declare  I  am  a  qualified special presidential voter of said
district; that I am not qualified and am not able  to  qualify  to  vote
elsewhere than as set forth on the reverse side of this envelope; that I
am  a  citizen  of  the  United States OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR
PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED  STATES;  that  on  the  date  of  the
election  for  which  this  ballot is voted, I will be at least eighteen
years of age; and that I have not committed any act, nor am I under  any
impediment, which denies me the right to vote.
  I hereby declare that the foregoing is a true statement to the best of
my  knowledge  and  belief, and I understand that if I make any material
false statement in the foregoing statement,  I  shall  be  guilty  of  a
misdemeanor.

Date..........20......
                                         ...............................
                                         Signature or mark of Voter
                                         ...............................
                                         Signature of Witness (required
                                         only if voter does not sign his
                                         own name)
                                         ...............................
                                         Address of Witness

  S 7. Subdivision 3 of section 8-504 of the election law, as renumbered
by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  3.   After receiving the answers as above specified, of any applicant,
the board shall, if it believes the applicant to  be  qualified  or  the
challenge is withdrawn, permit him OR HER to vote.  Otherwise, the board
shall  point out to him OR HER the qualifications, if any, in respect of
which he OR SHE shall appear deficient.   If,  after  such  deficiencies
have  been so indicated, the applicant shall persist in his OR HER claim
to vote, an inspector shall administer to him OR HER the following oath,
which shall be known as "The Qualification Oath":   "You  do  swear  (or
affirm)  that  you  are eighteen years of age, that you are a citizen of
the United States OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT  RESIDENCE
IN  THE  UNITED  STATES and that you have been a resident of this state,
and of this county (of the city of New York) (village) for  thirty  days
next  preceding this election, that you still reside at the same address
from which you have been duly registered in this election district, that
you have not voted at this election, and that you do  not  know  of  any

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reason  why  you  are  not  qualified to vote at this election.   You do
further declare that you are aware that it is a crime to make any  false
statement.  That all the statements you have made to the board have been
true  and  that you understand that a false statement is perjury and you
will be guilty of a misdemeanor."
  S 8. Paragraph b of subdivision 5 of section 84-a of the town law,  as
amended  by  section 10 of part LL of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is
amended to read as follows:
  b. On the reverse side of such envelope shall be printed the following
statement:
                        STATEMENT OF ABSENTEE VOTER
  I do declare that I will have been a citizen of the United  States  OR
AN  ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
for thirty days, and will be at least eighteen years of age, on the date
of the special town election; that I will have been a resident  of  this
state  and  of  the  town shown on the reverse side of this envelope for
thirty days next preceding the said election; that I am or on such  date
will  be,  a  registered  voter  of  said town; that I will be unable to
appear personally on the day of said special town election at the  poll-
ing  place of the election district in which I am or will be a qualified
voter because of the reason stated on my application heretofore  submit-
ted;  that  I have not qualified, or do I intend to vote, elsewhere than
as set forth on the reverse side of  this  envelope;  that  I  have  not
received or offered, do not expect to receive, have not paid, offered or
promised  to  pay,  contributed,  offered  or  promised to contribute to
another to be paid or used, any money or  other  valuable  thing,  as  a
compensation  or  reward for the giving or withholding of a vote at this
special town election, and have not made any promise  to  influence  the
giving  or withholding of any such votes; that I have not made or become
directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager depending upon the
result of this special town election; and that I have not been convicted
of bribery or any infamous crime, or, if so convicted, that I have  been
pardoned or restored to all the rights of a citizen, without restriction
as  to  the  right of suffrage, or received a certificate of relief from
disabilities or a certificate of good conduct pursuant to article  twen-
ty-three  of  the  correction law removing my disability to register and
vote.
  I hereby declare that the foregoing is a true statement to the best of
my knowledge and belief, and I understand that if I  make  any  material
false statement in the foregoing statement of absentee voter, I shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Date.............. Signature of Voter..................
  S 9. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 213-b of the town law, as
added by chapter 400 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
   a.  An applicant for such an absentee ballot shall submit an applica-
tion setting forth (1) his OR HER name and residence address,  including
the street and number, if any, or town and rural delivery route, if any;
(2)  that  he OR SHE is or will be, on the day of the election, a quali-
fied voter of the district in which OR SHE he resides in that he OR  SHE
is  or  will  be, on such date, over eighteen years of age, a citizen of
the United States OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT  RESIDENCE
IN  THE  UNITED  STATES and has or will have resided in the district for
thirty days next preceding such date; (3) that he OR SHE  is  registered
in  the  town;  (4)  that  he OR SHE will be unable to appear to vote in
person on the day of the election  for  which  the  absentee  ballot  is
requested  because he OR SHE is, or will be on such day (a) a patient in

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a hospital, or unable to appear personally at the polling place on  such
day  because of illness or physical disability or (b) because his OR HER
duties, occupation or business will require him OR HER to be outside  of
the  county  or city of his OR HER residence on such day, (c) because he
OR SHE will be on vacation outside the county or  city  of  his  OR  HER
residence  on  such day; or, (d) absent from his OR HER voting residence
because he OR SHE is detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or
awaiting trial or is confined in prison after conviction for an  offense
other  than a felony.  Such application must be received by the district
secretary at least seven days before the election if the ballot is to be
mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to
be delivered personally to the voter or his OR HER agent.
  S 10. Paragraph b of subdivision 5 of section 213-b of the  town  law,
as  added by section 12 of part LL of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is
amended to read as follows:
  b.  On the reverse side of such envelope shall be printed the  follow-
ing statement:
                        STATEMENT OF ABSENTEE VOTER

  I  do  declare that I will have been a citizen of the United States OR
AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED  STATES
for thirty days, and will be at least eighteen years of age, on the date
of the district election; that I will have been a resident of this state
and  of  the district if any, shown on the reverse side of this envelope
for thirty days next preceding the said election and that  I  am  or  on
such  date  will be, a registered voter of said district; that I will be
unable to appear personally on the day of said district election at  the
polling  place of the said district in which I am or will be a qualified
voter because of the reason stated on my application heretofore  submit-
ted;  that  I have not qualified, or do I intend to vote, elsewhere than
as set forth on the reverse side of  this  envelope;  that  I  have  not
received or offered, do not expect to receive, have not paid, offered or
promised  to  pay,  contributed,  offered  or  promised to contribute to
another to be paid or used, any money or  other  valuable  thing,  as  a
compensation  or  reward for the giving or withholding of a vote at this
district election, and have not made any promise to influence the giving
or withholding of any such votes; that I have not made or become direct-
ly or indirectly interested in any  bet  or  wager  depending  upon  the
result  of this district election; and that I have not been convicted of
bribery or any infamous crime, or, if so convicted,  that  I  have  been
pardoned or restored to all the rights of a citizen, without restriction
as  to  the  right of suffrage, or received a certificate of relief from
disabilities or a certificate of good conduct pursuant to article  twen-
ty-three  of  the  correction law removing my disability to register and
vote.
  I hereby declare that the foregoing is a true statement to the best of
my knowledge and belief, and I understand that if I  make  any  material
false statement in the foregoing statement of absentee voter, I shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor.
     Date............. Signature of Voter ..............................
S  11. Subdivision 1 of section 2012 of the education law, as amended by
chapter 1169 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  1. A citizen of the United States OR AN ALIEN  LAWFULLY  ADMITTED  FOR
PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.

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  S  12. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 2018-a of the education
law, as amended by chapter 136 of the laws of 1991, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  a.  An  applicant for such an absentee ballot shall submit an applica-
tion setting forth (1) his OR HER name and residence address,  including
the street and number, if any, or town and rural delivery route, if any;
(2)  that  he  OR  SHE  is or will be, on the day of the school district
election, a qualified voter of the school district in which  he  OR  SHE
resides  in  that  he  OR SHE is or will be, on such date, over eighteen
years of age, a citizen of the United States OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMIT-
TED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES and has  or  will  have
resided  in  the  district for thirty days next preceding such date; (3)
whether he OR SHE is registered in the district; (4) that he OR SHE will
be unable to appear to vote in person on the day of the school  district
election  for  which  the absentee ballot is requested because he OR SHE
is, or will be on such day (a) a patient in a  hospital,  or  unable  to
appear personally at the polling place on such day because of illness or
physical  disability or (b) because his OR HER duties, occupation, busi-
ness, or studies will require him OR HER to be outside of the county  or
city  of his OR HER residence on such day, (c) because he OR SHE will be
on vacation outside the county or city of his OR HER residence  on  such
day;  or,  (d) absent from his OR HER voting residence because he OR SHE
is detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting trial or
is confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felo-
ny. Such application must be received by the  district  clerk  at  least
seven  days  before  the  election  if the ballot is to be mailed to the
voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be  delivered
personally to the voter.
  S  13. Paragraph b of subdivision 5 of section 2018-a of the education
law, as amended by section 8 of part LL of chapter 56  of  the  laws  of
2010, is amended to read as follows:
  b. On the reverse side of such envelope shall be printed the following
statement:

                       STATEMENT OF ABSENTEE VOTER

  I  do  declare  that  I  am a citizen of the United States OR AN ALIEN
LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES, and will
be at least eighteen years of age, on the date of  the  school  district
election;  that  I  will  have  been a resident of this state and of the
school district and school election  district,  if  any,  shown  on  the
reverse  side  of  this envelope for thirty days next preceding the said
election and duly registered in the school district and school  election
district,  if any, shown on the reverse side of this envelope and that I
am or on such date will be, a qualified voter of said  school  district;
that  I  will  be  unable to appear personally on the day of said school
district election at the polling place of the said district in  which  I
am  or  will  be  a  qualified  voter because of the reason stated on my
application heretofore submitted; that I have not  qualified,  or  do  I
intend  to vote, elsewhere than as set forth on the reverse side of this
envelope; that I have not received or offered, do not expect to receive,
have not paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, offered or prom-
ised to contribute to another to be paid or used,  any  money  or  other
valuable  thing, as a compensation or reward for the giving or withhold-
ing of a vote at this school district election, and have  not  made  any
promise to influence the giving or withholding of any such votes; that I

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have  not made or become directly or indirectly interested in any bet or
wager depending upon the result of this school  district  election;  and
that  I have not been convicted of bribery or any infamous crime, or, if
so convicted, that I have been pardoned or restored to all the rights of
a  citizen, without restriction as to the right of suffrage, or received
a certificate of relief from  disabilities  or  a  certificate  of  good
conduct  pursuant to article twenty-three of the correction law removing
my disability to register and vote.
  I hereby declare that the foregoing is a true statement to the best of
my knowledge and belief, and I understand that if I  make  any  material
false statement in the foregoing statement of absentee voter, I shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor.

  Date.....................Signature of Voter ..........................

S  14.  Paragraph  a of subdivision 2 of section 2018-b of the education
law, as amended by chapter 46 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as
follows:
  a. An applicant for such an absentee ballot shall submit  an  applica-
tion  setting forth (1) his OR HER name and residence address, including
the street and number, if any, or town and rural delivery route, if any;
(2) that he OR SHE is or will be, on the  day  of  the  school  district
election,  a  qualified  voter of the school district in which he OR SHE
resides in that he OR SHE is or will be, on  such  date,  over  eighteen
years of age, a citizen of the United States OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMIT-
TED  FOR  PERMANENT  RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES and has or will have
resided in the district for thirty  days next preceding such  date;  (3)
that  he OR SHE will be unable to appear to vote in person on the day of
the school district election for which the absentee ballot is  requested
because  he  OR SHE is, or will be on such day (a) a patient in a hospi-
tal, or unable to appear personally at the polling  place  on  such  day
because  of  illness  or  physical  disability or (b) because his OR HER
duties, occupation, business, or studies will require him OR HER  to  be
outside  of  the county or city of his OR HER residence on such day, (c)
because he OR SHE will be on vacation outside the county or city of  his
OR  HER  residence  on  such  day; or, (d) absent from his OR HER voting
residence because he OR SHE is detained in jail  awaiting  action  by  a
grand  jury  or awaiting trial or is confined in prison after conviction
for an offense other than a felony. Such application must be received by
the district clerk or designee of the trustees or school board at  least
seven  days  before  the  election  if the ballot is to be mailed to the
voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be  delivered
personally to the voter.
  S  15. Paragraph b of subdivision 6 of section 2018-b of the education
law, as amended by section 9 of part LL of chapter 56  of  the  laws  of
2010, is amended to read as follows:
  b. On the reverse side of such envelope shall be printed the following
statement:

                       STATEMENT OF ABSENTEE VOTER

  I  do  declare  that  I  am a citizen of the United States OR AN ALIEN
LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES, and will
be at least eighteen years of age on the date  of  the  school  district
election;  that  I  will  have  been a resident of this state and of the
school district and school election  district,  if  any,  shown  on  the

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reverse  side  of  this envelope for thirty days next preceding the said
election and that I am or on such date will be,  a  qualified  voter  of
said  school district; that I will be unable to appear personally on the
day  of  said  school district election at the polling place of the said
district in which I am or will be  a  qualified  voter  because  of  the
reason  stated  on  my application heretofore submitted; that I have not
qualified, or do I intend to vote, elsewhere than as set  forth  on  the
reverse  side  of this envelope; that I have not received or offered, do
not expect to receive, have  not  paid,  offered  or  promised  to  pay,
contributed,  offered or promised to contribute to another to be paid or
used, any money or other valuable thing, as a compensation or reward for
the giving or withholding of a vote at this  school  district  election,
and  have not made any promise to influence the giving or withholding of
any such votes; that I have not made or become  directly  or  indirectly
interested  in any bet or wager depending upon the result of this school
district election; and that I have not been convicted of bribery or  any
infamous  crime,  or,  if  so  convicted,  that  I have been pardoned or
restored to all the rights of a citizen, without restriction as  to  the
right  of  suffrage, or have received a certificate of relief from disa-
bilities or a certificate of good conduct pursuant  to  article  twenty-
three of the correction law removing my disability to vote.

  I hereby declare that the foregoing is a true statement to the best of
my  knowledge  and  belief, and I understand that if I make any material
false statement in the foregoing statement of absentee voter, I shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor.

  Date....................Signature of Voter ...........................

  S 16. Subdivision 1 of section 2603 of the education law,  as  amended
by chapter 182 of the laws of 1952, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  A  citizen  of the United States OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR
PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.
  S 17. Subdivision 5 of section 2609 of the education law,  as  amended
by chapter 919 of the laws of 1974, is amended to read as follows:
  5.    Any  qualified voter of a city school district may challenge the
right of a person to vote at the time when he OR SHE requests a  ballot.
All persons named upon the applicable register as having been challenged
prior  to  the  day of the election shall also be challenged before they
are given ballots to vote.   The chairman of  the  board  of  inspectors
shall administer to each person so challenged the following oath:  "I do
solemnly  swear  (or affirm) that I am a citizen of the United States OR
AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES;
that I am of the age of eighteen years or more;  that  I  have  been  an
inhabitant  of the State for the past year, a resident of the county for
the past four months and for the thirty days past an actual resident  of
this  city  school  district  and am therefore qualified to vote at this
election."  If the person challenged so swears or  affirms,  he  OR  SHE
shall  be  permitted  to  vote  at such election; but if he OR SHE shall
refuse to so swear or affirm, he OR SHE shall not be given a  ballot  or
be permitted to vote.
  S 18. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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