senate Bill S1688A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the removal of a voter from voting rolls due to death

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Jan 09, 2014 print number 1688a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Apr 24, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 23, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 22, 2013 1st report cal.366
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

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S1688 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2588A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-714, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7687, A10774

S1688 - Summary

Relates to the removal of a voter from voting rolls due to death.

S1688 - Sponsor Memo

S1688 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1688

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ZELDIN, MAZIARZ -- 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 removal of a voter from
  voting rolls due to death

  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 5-714
to read as follows:
  S 5-714. DEATH OF A REGISTERED VOTER. 1. PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (E)  OF
SUBDIVISION  ONE OF SECTION 5-400 OF THIS ARTICLE, DEATH SHALL RESULT IN
THE CANCELLATION OF A VOTER'S REGISTRATION. IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT  THE
NAME  OF  A  VOTER IS REMOVED FROM THE REGISTRATION ROLL UPON DEATH, THE
NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, OR THE BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  IN  EACH
COUNTY  AND  IN NEW YORK CITY, SHALL REVIEW THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINIS-
TRATION DEATH MASTER FILE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, PRIOR TO AUGUST  FIRST  OF
EACH CALENDAR YEAR, AND REMOVE THE NAMES OF ALL DECEASED VOTERS FROM THE
REGISTRATION ROLL.
  2.  IN  THE  EVENT THAT AN INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS THAT THEIR NAME WAS ERRO-
NEOUSLY REMOVED FROM THE ROLL, THEY SHALL BE ENTITLED  TO  CAST  A  VOTE
THROUGH  AN AFFIDAVIT BALLOT IN THE SAME MANNER AS A VOTER WHO IS DEEMED
TO BE INACTIVE.  UPON THIS EVENT, THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL  COMMENCE
AN  INQUIRY  TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NAME OF THE VOTER HAS IN FACT BEEN
REMOVED FROM THE REGISTRATION ROLL DUE TO AN ERROR. IN THE EVENT THAT AN
ERROR IS FOUND, THE AFFIDAVIT BALLOT SHALL BE COUNTED AND  THE  INDIVID-
UAL'S NAME SHALL BE REINSTATED ON THE REGISTRATION ROLL.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01053-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S1688A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2588A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-714, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7687, A10774

S1688A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the removal of a voter from voting rolls due to death.

S1688A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1688A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1688--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ZELDIN, MARCHIONE, MAZIARZ, SAVINO -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Elections -- recommitted to the Committee on Elections  in  accordance
  with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to removal of a voter from
  voting rolls due to death

  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 5-714
to read as follows:
  S 5-714. DEATH OF A REGISTERED VOTER. 1. PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (E)  OF
SUBDIVISION  ONE OF SECTION 5-400 OF THIS ARTICLE, DEATH SHALL RESULT IN
THE CANCELLATION OF A VOTER'S REGISTRATION. IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT  THE
NAME  OF  A  VOTER IS REMOVED FROM THE REGISTRATION ROLL UPON DEATH, THE
NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL  REVIEW  THE  SOCIAL  SECURITY
ADMINISTRATION DEATH MASTER FILE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, PRIOR TO JULY FIRST
OF  EACH  CALENDAR YEAR.   NOTIFICATION SHALL BE SENT TO THE APPROPRIATE
LOCAL BOARD OF ELECTIONS BY JULY THIRTIETH OF EACH  CALENDAR  YEAR,  AND
THE  LOCAL  BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL IMMEDIATELY REMOVE THE NAMES OF ALL
DECEASED VOTERS FROM THE REGISTRATION ROLL.
  2. IN THE EVENT THAT AN INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS THAT THEIR  NAME  WAS  ERRO-
NEOUSLY  REMOVED  FROM  THE  ROLL, THEY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO CAST A VOTE
THROUGH AN AFFIDAVIT BALLOT IN THE SAME MANNER AS A VOTER WHO IS  DEEMED
TO  BE INACTIVE.  UPON THIS EVENT, THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL COMMENCE
AN INQUIRY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NAME OF THE VOTER HAS IN  FACT  BEEN
REMOVED FROM THE REGISTRATION ROLL DUE TO AN ERROR. IN THE EVENT THAT AN
ERROR  IS  FOUND, THE AFFIDAVIT BALLOT SHALL BE COUNTED AND THE INDIVID-
UAL'S NAME SHALL BE REINSTATED ON THE REGISTRATION ROLL.
  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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