|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
senate Bill S7131
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
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S7131 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7131 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7131 SPONSOR: KAVANAGH TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration PURPOSE: The bill authorizes voters whose applications are timely mailed and received to vote in the next primary, general, or special election. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 3 of section 5-210 of the election law, as amended by chapter 225 of the laws of 2015, to provide that an application postmarked by no later than fifteen days before the next primary, general or special election, which is received no later than ten days before such election, or which is delivered in person at least ten days before such election to the county board of elections, shall entitle such applicant to vote at such election.
S7131 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7131 I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 follows: 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. LBD03025-01-7
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