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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1265
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S1265 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1265 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1265 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to voter affidavits PURPOSE : This bill eliminates the requirement for a voter utilizing an affidavit ballot to include their previous address in the affidavit mandated in support of their request for a ballot. In addition, the bill would add language recognizing substantial compliance with the requirements of these affidavits; pursuant to Election Law Section 8-302(3)(e)(ii). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill eliminates the requirement to include previous registration address when applying for an affidavit ballot. The bill also adds language that requires a voter to substantially comply with the law regarding the form and filing of affidavits and affidavit ballots. JUSTIFICATION : This bill removes the requirement in Election Law Section 8-302(3)(e)(ii) that a voter filing an affidavit ballot include in
S1265 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1265 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. COMRIE, KENNEDY, PERKINS, RIVERA, SQUADRON -- 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 voter affidavits THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (e) of subdivision 3 of section 8-302 of the election law, as amended by chapter 164 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: (ii) He or she may swear to and subscribe an affidavit stating that he or she has duly registered to vote, the address in such election district from which he or she registered, that he or she remains a duly qualified voter in such election district, that his or her registration poll record appears to be lost or misplaced or that his or her name and/or his or her signature was omitted from the computer generated registration list or that he or she has moved within the county or city since he or she last registered, [the address from which he or she was previously registered and] the address at which he or she currently resides, and at a primary election, the party in which he or she is enrolled. The inspectors of election shall offer such an affidavit to each such voter whose residence address is in such election district. Each such affidavit shall SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH AND be in a form prescribed by the state board of elections, shall be printed on an envelope of the size and quality used for an absentee ballot envelope, and shall contain an acknowledgment that the affiant understands that any false statement made therein is perjury punishable according to law. Such form prescribed by the state board of elections shall request information required to register such voter should the county board determine that such voter is not registered and shall constitute an application to register to vote. The voter's name and the entries required shall then be entered without delay and without further inquiry EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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