senate Bill S5446

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting voting rights expansion act

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
May 16, 2013 referred to elections

S5446 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld ยงยง8-400 & 8-402, amd El L, generally

S5446 - Summary

Relates to voting rights expansion, voter registration on election day, expansion of the use of and requirements for absentee voting, creation of a real-time state-wide voter registration database, special ballots for election employees, and voter affidavits.

S5446 - Sponsor Memo

S5446 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5446

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  voting  rights  expan-
  sion,  voter registration on election day, expansion of the use of and
  requirements for absentee voting, creation of a  real-time  state-wide
  voter  registration  database, special ballots for election employees,
  voter affidavits and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating
  thereto

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  election  law  is amended by adding two new sections
5-217 and 5-217-a to read as follows:
  S 5-217. REGISTERING AT THE POLLING PLACE; ELECTION DAY  REGISTRATION.
1.  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION AND SECTION 5-217-A OF THIS TITLE
SHALL BE USED AS AN ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR VOTER  REGISTRATION.    FOR
THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AND SECTION 5-217-A OF THIS TITLE, THE TERM
"ELECTION  DAY"  SHALL  REFER  TO  STATE  PRIMARY  AND  TO STATE GENERAL
ELECTIONS, TO ALL TOWN, CITY,  SCHOOL  DISTRICT,  AND  VILLAGE  DISTRICT
ELECTIONS,  AND  TO  ALL  ELECTIONS  WHERE  PERSONS MAY VOTE BY ABSENTEE
BALLOT. A PERSON REGISTERING TO VOTE ON ELECTION  DAY  SHALL  DO  SO  IN
ACCORDANCE  WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION AND ALL OTHER APPLICABLE
LAW INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO COMPLETION  OF  A  VOTER  REGISTRATION
FORM  AS  PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 5-210 OF THIS TITLE. THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION AND THOSE OF 5-217-A OF THIS  TITLE  SHALL  APPLY  NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY PROVISIONS OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY.
  2.  ANY PERSON WHOSE NAME IS NOT ON THE CHECKLIST BUT WHO IS OTHERWISE
A QUALIFIED VOTER SHALL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE BY REQUESTING TO  BE  REGIS-
TERED  TO VOTE AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DATE. THE VOTER MAY THEN
VOTE IN SUCH ELECTION. THE APPLICANT SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE APPRO-
PRIATE PROOF OF QUALIFICATIONS AS PROVIDED IN THIS CHAPTER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10970-01-3

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