assembly Bill A5858

2013-2014 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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Jun 03, 2014 held for consideration in election law
Jan 08, 2014 referred to election law
Mar 07, 2013 referred to election law

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A5858 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1938
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง5-210 & 5-500, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4313, S3252
2011-2012: A3590, S1567
2015-2016: A5534, S7811
2017-2018: A1057, S7754
2019-2020: A1565, S1718

A5858 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A5858 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5858

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GALEF,  DINOWITZ,  MILLMAN,  ARROYO, JAFFEE,
  KAVANAGH, CAMARA, KOLB, GIGLIO --  Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.
  BOYLAND,  BROOK-KRASNY,  CAHILL,  CLARK,  COLTON, DUPREY, FINCH, GOTT-
  FRIED,  McDONOUGH,  PAULIN,  SCARBOROUGH,  THIELE  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Election Law

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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04490-01-3

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