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|Mar 03, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S4982
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S4982 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4982 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to the registration status of voters; establishes additional requirements for the cancellation of a voter's registration and allows voters who have an inactive status to have their registration returned to active status and to have their vote counted for the election in which they vote.
S4982 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4982 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to the registration status of voters PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : This purpose of this bill is to prevent the disenfranchisement of voters through hurdles such as registration cancellation. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1. Makes misconduct of an election official a felony. It also establishes the conditions under which an individual is allowed to be unregistered by the board of election under the new election law. Section 2. Indicates that their shall be an inactive poll ledger at every county. Section 3. Indicates that if an inactive voter cast an affidavit ballot that met all the requirements than it shall restore voter registration and the ballot shall count. JUSTIFICATION : On Tuesday, April 19, thousands of New Yorkers cried foul about how
S4982 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4982 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 3, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- 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 registration status of voters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 17-106 of the election law, as amended by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: § 17-106. Misconduct of election officers. Any election officer who wilfully refuses to accord to any duly accredited watcher or to any voter or candidate any right given him by this chapter, INCLUDING THE CANCELLATION OF A VOTER'S REGISTRATION IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 5-400 OF THIS CHAPTER OR THE REFUSAL TO ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL TO VOTE DUE TO AN INACTIVE STATUS IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 5-213 OF THIS CHAPTER, or who wilfully violates any provision of the election law relative to the registration of electors or to the taking, recording, counting, canvass- ing, tallying or certifying of votes, or who wilfully neglects or refuses to perform any duty imposed on him by law, or is guilty of any fraud in the execution of the duties of his office, or connives in any electoral fraud, or knowingly permits any such fraud to be practiced, is guilty of a felony. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-400 of the election law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: 1. A voter's registration[, including the registration of a voter in inactive status,] shall be cancelled if[,]: (A) since the time of his last registration, he: [(a)] (I) Moved his residence outside the city or county in which he is registered[.]; [(b)] (II) Was convicted of a felony disqualifying him from voting pursuant to the provisions of section 5-106 of this article[.]; [(c)] (III) Has been adjudicated an incompetent[.]; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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