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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1938
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1938 - Details
S1938 - 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.
S1938 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1938 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to includ- ing e-mail addresses in voter registration data PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To give voters the option of providing their e-mail addresses when registering to vote and to require that the New York State Board of Elections send all official communications to a person via regular mail and e-mail if the person provides their e-mail address when registering to vote. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 -- Establishes that there shall be a space on voter registra- tion cards for a person to provide their e-mail address. The person registering to vote is not required to provide an e-mail address, and the voter registration form will notify voters that if an e-mail address is provided, all official communications from the New York State Board of Elections will be sent to that person's regular mail address and e-mail address. Additionally, section one permits voters who use the federal voter registration form to provide their e-mail address when registering to vote. Section 2 -- Establishes that, for people providing their e-mail
S1938 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1938 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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 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. LBD04490-01-3
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