senate Bill S2543

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides additional opportunity for new registrant by mail to indicate choice of party enrollment where original choice omitted

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 18, 2013 referred to elections


S2543 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง5-210 & 5-302, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1558, A5901
2009-2010: S3995A, A8349A

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

S2543 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       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


  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
  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.


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