senate Bill S5237

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that the board of elections shall accept voter registrations electronically through its website

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
May 03, 2011 referred to elections

S5237 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8632
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-209, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A4799

S5237 - Summary

Provides that the board of elections shall accept voter registrations electronically through its website.

S5237 - Sponsor Memo

S5237 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5237

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 3, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 authorizing  electronic
  voter registration

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  5-209
to read as follows:
  S  5-209.  ELECTRONIC  VOTER REGISTRATION. 1. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER
METHODS OF VOTER REGISTRATION PROVIDED FOR IN THIS ARTICLE,  ANY  QUALI-
FIED  PERSON  MAY  APPLY  FOR REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION
MADE ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE.
  2. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL DESIGN A WEBPAGE THAT SERVES  AS
AN  ELECTRONIC  APPLICATION  FOR  REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT FORM, OR A
REGISTRATION FORM NECESSITATED BY A CHANGE OF RESIDENCE.
  3. THE VOTER REGISTRATION WEBPAGE:
  (A) SHALL REQUIRE ONLY SUCH INFORMATION AS WILL ENABLE ELECTION  OFFI-
CIALS TO ASSESS THE APPLICANT'S ELIGIBILITY TO REGISTER TO VOTE, PREVENT
DUPLICATE  REGISTRATION  AND  TO ADMINISTER VOTER REGISTRATION AND OTHER
PARTS OF THE ELECTION PROCESS.
  (B) SHALL INCLUDE A STATEMENT  OF  THE  ELIGIBILITY  REQUIREMENTS  FOR
VOTER  REGISTRATION  AND SHALL REQUIRE THE APPLICANT TO ATTEST BY HIS OR
HER SIGNATURE THAT HE OR SHE MEETS THOSE REQUIREMENTS UNDER  PENALTY  OF
PERJURY.
  (C) SHALL INFORM THE APPLICANT, IN PRINT IDENTICAL TO THAT USED IN THE
ATTESTATION SECTION OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (I) VOTER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; AND
  (II) PENALTIES FOR SUBMISSION OF FALSE REGISTRATION APPLICATION.
  (D)  SHALL REQUIRE THE APPLICANT TO SUBMIT AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOW-
ING WITH HIS OR HER APPLICATION:
  (I) HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00675-01-1

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