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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 31, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S3252
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S3252 - Details
S3252 - Summary
Provides for the state board of elections to undertake a study of the feasibility for voting by mail, telephone and/or the internet; authorizes a pilot program for such voting during the study; requires a report to the governor and legislature.
S3252 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3252 TITLE OF BILL: An act providing for the state board of elections to undertake a study on the feasibility of permitting voting by mail, tele- phone and/or the internet and to establish pilot projects relating ther- eto PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require that the state board of elections do a study of the feasibility of voting by mail, telephone and/or over the internet. It would also empower it to estab- lish pilot programs to evaluate the feasibility of any of these methods of voting. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:; Section 1 mandates that the state board of elections undertake a study of the feasibility of voting by mail, telephone and/or over the inter- net, that such a study may include pilot programs of each method, and that it report to the legislature and the governor the results of the study along with recommendations. JUSTIFICATION: One of the primary goals of any representative form of government should be to have every eligible voter participate. While attaining such a goal may be a practical impossibility, the legislature must find ways to increase voter turnout. That is especially true given the ominous decline in turnout Over the past four decades in New York
S3252 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3252 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 31, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, HASSELL-THOMPSON, PERKINS, SERRANO, SQUA- DRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit- ted to the Committee on Elections AN ACT providing for the state board of elections to undertake a study on the feasibility of permitting voting by mail, telephone and/or the internet and to establish pilot projects relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state board of elections shall undertake a study on the feasibility of permitting voting by mail, telephone and/or the internet. Such study shall include but not be limited to evaluation of the ability of verifying votes by mail, telephone and/or the internet and the impact on the number of the electorate voting in primary and general elections. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, at any primary or general election during the undertaking of such study, the state board of elections may provide a pilot program permitting voting by mail, telephone and/or the internet. The state board of elections shall submit such study including recommendations to the governor and state legislature within twenty-four months of the effective date of this act. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07423-01-3
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