senate Bill S7783

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the age requirement for voting in a primary election

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May 12, 2016 referred to elections

S7783 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-102, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5006
2019-2020: S2201

S7783 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows a U.S. citizen, who is seventeen years of age, to vote in a primary election, including presidential, if he or she will turn eighteen by the date of the corresponding general election.

S7783 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7783 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7783

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERKINS -- 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 the age requirement for
  voting in a primary election

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

  Section  1.  Section  5-102 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE PROVISIONS HEREIN WITH  RESPECT  TO  THE  AGE  REQUIREMENT  FOR
PURPOSES OF QUALIFYING TO VOTE SHALL NOT PROHIBIT UNITED STATES CITIZENS
OTHERWISE  QUALIFIED,  WHO  ARE SEVENTEEN YEARS OF AGE, FROM VOTING IN A
PRIMARY ELECTION, INCLUDING A PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY, IF SUCH CITIZEN WILL
BE EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE  BY  THE  DATE  OF  THE  CORRESPONDING  GENERAL
ELECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2017.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15454-01-6

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