senate Bill S7811A

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
May 17, 2016 print number 7811a
May 17, 2016 amend and recommit to elections
May 12, 2016 referred to elections

S7811 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5534A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-210 & 5-500, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1938, A5858
2011-2012: S1567, A3590
2009-2010: S3252, A4313

S7811 - 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.

S7811 - Sponsor Memo

S7811 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7811

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 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.
  [(iv)] (V) A space for the applicant to indicate his or  her  driver's
license  or  department  of motor vehicles non-driver photo ID number or
the last four digits of his or her social security  number  or,  if  the
applicant does not have either such number, a space for the applicant to
indicate he or she does not have either.

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

S7811A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5534A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-210 & 5-500, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1938, A5858
2011-2012: S1567, A3590
2009-2010: S3252, A4313

S7811A (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.

S7811A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7811A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7811--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Elections -- 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
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.
  [(iv)]  (V)  A space for the applicant to indicate his or her driver's
license or department of motor vehicles non-driver photo  ID  number  or
the  last  four  digits  of his or her social security number or, if the

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

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