senate Bill S1561

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 10, 2011 referred to elections


S1561 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3996, A8348

S1561 - Summary

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum.

S1561 - Sponsor Memo

S1561 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 voter registration


  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section 5-210 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 179 of the laws  of  2005,  is  amended  to  read  as
  3.  Completed  application forms, when received by any county board of
elections and, with respect to  application  forms  promulgated  by  the
federal  election  commission,  when  received  by  the  state  board of
elections, or showing a dated cancellation mark  of  the  United  States
Postal  Service or contained in an envelope showing such a dated cancel-
lation mark which is not later than  the  [twenty-fifth]  FIFTEENTH  day
before  the  next  ensuing  primary,  general  or  special election, and
received no later than the [twentieth] TENTH day before  such  election,
or  delivered in person to such county board of elections not later than
the tenth day before [a special] SUCH election, shall entitle the appli-
cant to vote in such election, if he  or  she  is  otherwise  qualified,
provided,  however,  such  applicant  shall not vote on a voting machine
until his or her identity is verified. Any  county  board  of  elections
receiving  an  application form from a person who does not reside in its
jurisdiction but who does reside elsewhere in the  state  of  New  York,
shall forthwith forward such application form to the proper county board
of  elections.  Each board of elections shall make an entry on each such
form of the date it is received by such board.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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