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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|Jan 20, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S3235
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
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S3235 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3235 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that qualified persons who have never previously registered to vote in this state may apply personally for registration by appearing at the appropriate polling place for the election district in which such person resides on the day such polling place is open for voting; requires establishment of a procedure to enable such registrants to cast their votes at the appropriate polling places.
S3235 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3235 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to allowing for polling place voter registration for any qualified person who is not registered to vote SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 5-210 of election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a which enables qualified persons to register to vote. JUSTIFICATION : This legislation seeks to set parameters and guidelines for Election Day voter registration ("EDR"). Allowing for persons eligible to vote to register to vote up until, and on, Election Day has increased voter turnout in the 13 jurisdictions (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia) in which it has been enacted. Studies indicate that turnout was 141 higher in EDR states than country in the 2004 election cycle. New York consistently ranks near the bottom in voter turnout in the country. It is imperative that state take every action necessary to allow eligible voters the involved in elections until the very last moment when often it is too
S3235 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3235 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BROOKS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, 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 allowing for polling place voter registration for any qualified person who is not regis- tered to vote THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 5-210 of the election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE RELATING TO REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS, ANY QUALIFIED PERSON WHO IS NOT REGISTERED IN THIS STATE MAY APPLY PERSONALLY FOR REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT BY APPEARING AT THE APPROPRIATE POLLING PLACE FOR THE ELECTION DISTRICT IN WHICH HE OR SHE RESIDES ON THE DAY OF ANY PRIMARY, GENERAL OR SPECIAL ELECTION DURING THE HOURS THAT SUCH POLLING PLACE IS OPEN FOR VOTING. TO BE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, A PERSON MUST PROVIDE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION CONTAINING PROOF OF RESI- DENCE, AS DETERMINED BY STATE LAW IMPLEMENTING THE HELP AMERICANS VOTE ACT OF 2002 (PUBLIC LAW 107-252). ANY PERSON WHO SO REGISTERS TO VOTE SHALL EXECUTE THE FOLLOWING INSTRUMENT IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE FOLLOWING FORM: "I, (NAME), DO HEREBY CERTIFY, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, THAT, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, I AM A QUALIFIED VOTER, HAVING RESIDED AT (PLACE OF RESIDENCE) FOR AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THIS ELECTION, THAT I AM NOT DISQUALIFIED ON ANY LEGAL GROUNDS FROM VOTING AND THAT I HAVE NOT ALREADY VOTED AT THIS ELECTION." (B) IF A REGISTRANT IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE VALID PROOF OF RESIDENCE AS REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SUCH REGISTRANT MAY BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR AND VOTE IN ANY ELECTION BY AFFIDAVIT BALLOT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02931-01-7
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