senate Bill S1661

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to voter pre-registration

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Jan 10, 2017 referred to elections

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S1661 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9609
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-500, add §5-507, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5256
2013-2014: S1992
2015-2016: S857, A2529
2019-2020: S138, A774

S1661 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voter pre-registration and education on voter pre-registration.

S1661 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1661 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1661

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. CARLUCCI, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN, HOYLMAN,
  KENNEDY, KRUEGER, PARKER, PERKINS, SAVINO, SERRANO -- 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 pre-registration

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

  Section  1.    Paragraph  o  of  subdivision 4 of section 5-500 of the
election law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is  amended
and a new paragraph p is added to read as follows:
  o.  A space for "remarks" regarding other facts required by this chap-
ter to be recorded or appropriate to identify the voter[.];
  P. A SPACE FOR PRE-REGISTERING APPLICANTS TO RESPOND TO THE  FOLLOWING
QUESTION: "ARE YOU AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MUST
BE 18 YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY TO VOTE, AND THAT UNTIL YOU
REACH  THE  AGE  OF 18 YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE MARKED AS 'PENDING' AND
YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO CAST A BALLOT IN ANY ELECTION?".
  § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-507 to read
as follows:
  § 5-507. VOTER PRE-REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION ON  VOTER  PRE-REGISTRA-
TION.  1.  PRE-REGISTRATION.   A PERSON WHO IS AT LEAST SIXTEEN YEARS OF
AGE AND WHO IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO REGISTER TO VOTE MAY  PRE-REGISTER
TO  VOTE, AND SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED UPON REACHING THE AGE OF
ELIGIBILITY, FOLLOWING VERIFICATION OF THE PERSON'S  QUALIFICATIONS  AND
ADDRESS.
  2.  ENCOURAGEMENT  OF STUDENT VOTER REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION.
LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION ARE REQUIRED  TO  ADOPT  POLICIES  TO  PROMOTE
STUDENT  VOTER  REGISTRATION  AND  PRE-REGISTRATION.  THESE POLICIES MAY
INCLUDE COLLABORATION WITH COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS TO  CONDUCT  VOTER
REGISTRATION  AND  PRE-REGISTRATION  IN  HIGH  SCHOOLS.  COMPLETION  AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01457-01-7

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