senate Bill S7131

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections


S7131 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8348
2011-2012: A5900
2013-2014: A2104
2015-2016: A5870
2019-2020: S2311, A116
2021-2022: S2951, A8858

S7131 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum.

S7131 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7131 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 3, 2018

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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 registration


  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section 5-210 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 255 of the laws  of  2015,  is  amended  to  read  as
  3.  Completed  application  forms,  when  received  by  any  board  of
elections and, with respect to  application  forms  promulgated  by  the
federal  election  commission,  when  received  by  the  state  board of
elections, or showing a dated cancellation mark  of  the  United  States
Postal  Service or contained in an envelope showing such a dated cancel-
lation mark which is not later than  the  [twenty-fifth]  FIFTEENTH  day
before  the  next  ensuing  primary,  general  or  special election, and
received no later than the [twentieth] TENTH day before  such  election,
or  delivered  in  person  to such board of elections not later than the
tenth day before [a special] SUCH election, shall entitle the  applicant
to vote in such election, if he or she is otherwise qualified, provided,
however,  such applicant shall not vote on a voting machine until his or
her identity is verified. Any board of elections receiving  an  applica-
tion  form from a person who does not reside in its jurisdiction but who
does reside elsewhere in the state of New York, shall forthwith  forward
such  application  form  to the proper board of elections. Each board of
elections shall make an entry on each  such  form  of  the  date  it  is
received by such board.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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