senate Bill S5615

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to voter enrollment

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Apr 20, 2017 referred to elections

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S5615 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10843
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-302 & 5-304, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4317, A7940
2011-2012: S423, A5892
2013-2014: S3251, A935
2015-2016: S2740, A5763
2019-2020: S2510, A1949

S5615 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voter enrollment.

S5615 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5615 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5615

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, SERRANO -- 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 enrollment

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Subdivisions 2 and 4 of section 5-302 of the election law,
subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 164 of the laws of 1985 and subdivi-
sion 4 as amended by chapter 91 of the laws of 1992, are amended to read
as follows:
  2. If the application form is for a voter who has changed his  enroll-
ment  [or  a  voter who has previously registered and not enrolled] FROM
ONE PARTY TO ANOTHER, then the board  of  elections  shall  compare  the
information  and  the  signature  appearing  on  each  application  form
received with that on the registration poll record of the applicant  and
if  found  to correspond in all particulars shall[, not earlier than the
Tuesday following the next general election and not later than the thir-
tieth day preceding the  last  day  for  publishing  enrollment  lists,]
proceed  in  the  manner  specified  in subdivision one [hereof] OF THIS
SECTION to enter such enrollment on such voter's registration poll card,
EXCEPT THAT ALL FORMS SUBMITTED DURING THE NINETY DAYS PRIOR TO A PRIMA-
RY ELECTION SHALL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL AFTER THAT ELECTION.
  4. Registration poll records of voters  whose  registrations  are  not
rejected by the board of elections shall forthwith be placed in the poll
ledger  or such voters' names shall forthwith be entered in the computer
files from which the computer generated registration lists are prepared,
except that the registration poll record of an otherwise qualified voter
who registers after the twenty-fifth day before a primary election shall
not be placed in such poll ledger or such voters' names shall not appear
on such a computer generated registration list until after such  primary
and  except  further  that the registration poll record of a voter whose
previous registration was cancelled pursuant to the provisions  of  this

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

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