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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 18, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S2543
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S2543 - Details
S2543 - Summary
Provides additional opportunity for new registrant by mail to indicate choice of party enrollment where original choice was omitted or void, by requiring board of elections to notify registrant of ineffective enrollment and ineligibility to vote in a party primary and providing a place for the registrant to enroll or decline to enroll in a party by mail.
S2543 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2543 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to failure of new registrants to enroll PURPOSE: The bill authorizes voters whose applications are timely mailed and received to vote in the next following primary, general or special election. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Election Law subdivision 3 of section 5-210, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, to provide that an applica- tion postmarked by no later than fifteen days before the next primary, general or special election, which is received no later than ten days before such election, or which is delivered in person at least 10 days before such election to the county board of elections, shall entitle such applicant to vote at such election. Section 3: Provides for the Act to take effect immediately. Under current law, an application postmarked by twenty-five days before the next primary, general or special election, which is received at least 20 days before such election, or delivered in person to the county board of elections at least 10 days before a special election entitles the applicant to vote in that special election. It fails to address the
S2543 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2543 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 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 failure of new regis- trants to enroll THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 9 of section 5-210 of the election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 9. The county board of elections shall, promptly and in any event, not later than twenty-one days after receipt by it of the application, veri- fy the identity of the applicant. In order to do so, the county board of elections shall utilize the information provided in the application and shall attempt to verify such information with the information provided by the department of motor vehicles, social security administration and any other lawful available information source. If the county board of elections is unable to verify the identity of the applicant within twen- ty-one days of the receipt of the application, it shall immediately take steps to confirm that the information provided by the applicant was accurately utilized by such county board of elections, was accurately verified with other information sources and that no data entry error, or other similar type of error, occurred. Following completion of the preceding steps, the county board of elections shall mail (a) a notice of its approval, (b) a notice of its approval which includes an indi- cation that such board has not yet been able to verify the identity of the applicant and a request for more information so that such verifica- tion may be completed, or (c) a notice of its rejection of the applica- tion to the applicant in a form approved by the state board of elections. Notices of approval, notices of approval with requests for more information or notices of rejection shall be sent by nonforwardable first class [or] return postage guaranteed mail on which is endorsed EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03145-01-3
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