assembly Bill A5534A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the inclusion, at a voter's option, of an e-mail address in the voter registration application and record for notices to be sent thus and by U.S.P.S.

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2016 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.158
rules report cal.158
reported
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to rules
May 11, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
May 02, 2016 print number 5534a
May 02, 2016 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 06, 2016 referred to election law
Feb 27, 2015 referred to election law

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A5534 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7811
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-210 & 5-500, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4313, S3252
2011-2012: A3590, S1567
2013-2014: A5858, S1938
2017-2018: A1057, S7754
2019-2020: A1565, S1718

A5534 - Summary

Provides for the inclusion, at a voter's option, of an e-mail address in the voter registration application and record, whereupon notices and other communication required to be sent to the voter by the state board of elections shall be sent by e-mail in addition to postal mail; provides that county boards of elections and the board of elections of the city of New York shall have the option of sending required notices and communications by e-mail in addition to postal mail to certain voters.

A5534 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5534

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, DINOWITZ, ARROYO, JAFFEE, KAVANAGH, KOLB,
  GIGLIO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BROOK-KRASNY, CAHILL,  CLARK,
  COLTON,  DUPREY,  FINCH,  GOTTFRIED,  McDONOUGH,  PAULIN, SCARBOROUGH,
  THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the  election  law,  in  relation  to  including  e-mail
  addresses in voter registration data

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (k) and (l) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of
the election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, subpar-
agraph (xii) of paragraph (k) as added by chapter 362  of  the  laws  of
2008, are amended to read as follows:
  (k)  The  form shall also include space for the following information,
which must be contained on the inside of the form after it is folded for
mailing:
  (i) A space for the applicant to indicate whether or not he or she has
ever voted or registered to vote before and, if so, the approximate year
in which such applicant last voted or registered and his or her name and
address at the time.
  (ii) The name and residence address of the applicant including the zip
code and apartment number, if any.
  (iii) A SPACE FOR THE FURNISHING OF AN E-MAIL ADDRESS, THE  FURNISHING
OF  WHICH  SHALL  BE OPTIONAL, TOGETHER WITH A NOTICE STATING THAT IF AN
E-MAIL ADDRESS IS FURNISHED, ALL NOTICES  AND  COMMUNICATIONS  OTHERWISE
REQUIRED  TO  BE  SENT  BY  THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO THE VOTER BY
POSTAL MAIL SHALL BE SENT BY E-MAIL IN ADDITION TO POSTAL  MAIL.  COUNTY
BOARDS  OF  ELECTIONS AND THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
SHALL HAVE THE OPTION OF SENDING NOTICES  AND  COMMUNICATIONS  OTHERWISE
REQUIRED TO BE SENT TO THE VOTER BY POSTAL MAIL BY E-MAIL IN ADDITION TO
POSTAL MAIL IF THE VOTER FURNISHES AN EMAIL ADDRESS.
  (IV) The date of birth of the applicant.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01443-01-5

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A5534A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7811
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-210 & 5-500, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4313, S3252
2011-2012: A3590, S1567
2013-2014: A5858, S1938
2017-2018: A1057, S7754
2019-2020: A1565, S1718

A5534A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the inclusion, at a voter's option, of an e-mail address in the voter registration application and record, whereupon notices and other communication required to be sent to the voter by the state board of elections shall be sent by e-mail in addition to postal mail; provides that county boards of elections and the board of elections of the city of New York shall have the option of sending required notices and communications by e-mail in addition to postal mail to certain voters.

A5534A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5534--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, DINOWITZ, ARROYO, JAFFEE, KAVANAGH, KOLB,
  GIGLIO -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  CAHILL,  COLTON,  DUPREY,
  FINCH,  GOTTFRIED, McDONOUGH, PAULIN, THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Election Law -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on
  Election  Law  in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the  election  law,  in  relation  to  including  e-mail
  addresses in voter registration data

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (k) and (l) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of
the election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, subpar-
agraph (xii) of paragraph (k) as added by chapter 362  of  the  laws  of
2008, are amended to read as follows:
  (k)  The  form shall also include space for the following information,
which must be contained on the inside of the form after it is folded for
mailing:
  (i) A space for the applicant to indicate whether or not he or she has
ever voted or registered to vote before and, if so, the approximate year
in which such applicant last voted or registered and his or her name and
address at the time.
  (ii) The name and residence address of the applicant including the zip
code and apartment number, if any.
  (iii) A SPACE FOR THE FURNISHING OF AN E-MAIL ADDRESS, THE  FURNISHING
OF  WHICH  SHALL  BE OPTIONAL, TOGETHER WITH A NOTICE STATING THAT IF AN
E-MAIL ADDRESS IS FURNISHED, ALL NOTICES  AND  COMMUNICATIONS  OTHERWISE
REQUIRED  TO  BE  SENT  BY  THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO THE VOTER BY
POSTAL MAIL SHALL BE SENT BY E-MAIL IN ADDITION TO POSTAL  MAIL.  COUNTY
BOARDS  OF  ELECTIONS AND THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
SHALL HAVE THE OPTION OF SENDING NOTICES  AND  COMMUNICATIONS  OTHERWISE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01443-02-6