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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1990
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S1990 - Details
S1990 - Summary
Provides that the board of elections shall transfer a registration and enrollment of a voter to wherever they move in the state, even if the voter moves to a new county.
S1990 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1990 REVISED MEMO 05/08/2014 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to a universal jurisdiction voting act PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To increase voter participation in the election process by allowing those who move to another county or city to vote in their new residential district. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends § 5-208 of the Election Law by replacing the words "city" and "county" with the words "New York State." Section 2 amends § 8-302 of the Election Law replaces the phrase "the county or city" with the words "New York State." JUSTIFICATION: New York State's Election Law currently only allows those citizens who move within a city or county to vote in their new election district. Voters who move between the five boroughs of New York City and within any county may show up at the correct polling center and vote via affidavit ballot. Voters who move from Brooklyn to Suffolk County,
S1990 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1990 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ 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 a universal jurisdic- tion voting act THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 4, and 8 of section 5-208 of the election law, subdivisions 1 and 8 as amended by chapter 200 of the laws of 1996, subdivision 4 as added by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, are amended to read as follows: 1. The board of elections shall transfer the registration and enroll- ment of any voter for whom it receives a notice of change of address to another address in [the same county or city] NEW YORK STATE, or for any voter who casts a ballot in an affidavit ballot envelope which sets forth such a new address. Such notices shall include, but not be limit- ed to, notices received from any state agency which conducts a voter registration program pursuant to the provisions of sections 5-211 and 5-212 of this title, that the voter has notified such agency of a change of address in [the same city or county] NEW YORK STATE unless the voter has indicated that such change of address is not for voter registration purposes, notices of change of address from the United States Postal Service through the National Change of Address System, any notices of a forwarding address on mail sent to a voter by the board of elections and returned by the postal service, national or state voter registration forms, confirmation mailing response cards, United States Postal Service notices to correspondents of change of address, applications for regis- tration from persons already registered in [such county or city] NEW YORK STATE, or any other notices to correspondents sent to the board of elections by such voters. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03430-01-3
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