senate Bill S1567

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the inclusion, at a voter's option, of an e-mail address in the voter registration application and record for notices to be sent thus and by U.S.P.S.

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

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S1567 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3590
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-210 & 5-500, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3252, A4313

S1567 - Summary

Provides for the inclusion, at a voter's option, of an email address in the voter registration application and record, whereupon notices and other communication required to be sent to the voter by the state board of elections shall be sent by email in addition to postal mail; county boards of elections and the board of elections of the city of New York shall have the option of sending required notices and communications by email in addition to postal mail to certain voters.

S1567 - Sponsor Memo

S1567 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1567

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ADDABBO,  DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PERKINS,
  STAVISKY -- 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 including e-mail
  addresses in voter registration data

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (k) and (l) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of
the election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, subpar-
agraph  (xii)  of  paragraph  (k) as added by chapter 362 of the laws of
2008, are amended to read as follows:
  (k) The form shall also include space for the  following  information,
which must be contained on the inside of the form after it is folded for
mailing:
  (i) A space for the applicant to indicate whether or not he or she has
ever voted or registered to vote before and, if so, the approximate year
in which such applicant last voted or registered and his or her name and
address at the time.
  (ii) The name and residence address of the applicant including the zip
code and apartment number, if any.
  (iii)  A SPACE FOR THE FURNISHING OF AN E-MAIL ADDRESS, THE FURNISHING
OF WHICH SHALL BE OPTIONAL, TOGETHER WITH A NOTICE STATING  THAT  IF  AN
E-MAIL  ADDRESS  IS  FURNISHED, ALL NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS OTHERWISE
REQUIRED TO BE SENT BY THE STATE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS  TO  THE  VOTER  BY
POSTAL  MAIL  SHALL BE SENT BY E-MAIL IN ADDITION TO POSTAL MAIL. COUNTY
BOARDS OF ELECTIONS AND THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE CITY OF  NEW  YORK
SHALL  HAVE  THE  OPTION OF SENDING NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS OTHERWISE
REQUIRED TO BE SENT TO THE VOTER BY POSTAL MAIL BY E-MAIL IN ADDITION TO
POSTAL MAIL IF THE VOTER FURNISHES AN EMAIL ADDRESS.
  (IV) The date of birth of the applicant.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00372-01-1

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