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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|Apr 24, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S5646
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S5646 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5646 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5646 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to the qualifications of voters; and to amend the education law, in relation to civic education and student voter registration PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To amend the election law and high school curricula in order to lower the voting age to 17, making it easier for high school students to register to vote, and incorporate civics into high school curricula SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill amends current New York election law to allow all persons seventeen years of age or older to vote in state and local elections. Section 2 of the bill amends current New York election law to allow all persons turning seventeen years of age in a given calendar year to register to vote in that year. This section makes current voter registration laws consistent with a voting age of seventeen. Section 3 of the bill changes the oath a person must take at a polling place if his or her eligibility to vote is challenged so that this oath is consistent with a voting age of seventeen.
S5646 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5646 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 24, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 qualifications of voters; and to amend the education law, in relation to civic education and student voter registration THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 5-102 of the election law is amended to read as follows: 1. No person shall be qualified to register for and vote at any election unless [he] SUCH PERSON is a citizen of the United States and is or will be, on the day of such election, [eighteen] SEVENTEEN years of age or over, and a resident of this state and of the county, city or village for a minimum of thirty days next preceding such election. § 2. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of the election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: (g) Notice that the applicant must be a citizen of the United States, is or will be at least [eighteen] SEVENTEEN years old not later than December thirty-first of the calendar year in which he or she registers and a resident of the county or city to which application is made. § 3. Subdivision 3 of section 8-504 of the election law, as renumbered by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: 3. After receiving the answers as above specified, of any applicant, the board shall, if it believes the applicant to be qualified or the challenge is withdrawn, permit him OR HER to vote. Otherwise, the board shall point out to him OR HER the qualifications, if any, in respect of which he OR SHE shall appear deficient. If, after such deficiencies have been so indicated, the applicant shall persist in his OR HER claim to vote, an inspector shall administer to him OR HER the following oath, which shall be known as "The Qualification Oath": "You do swear (or EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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