senate Bill S5953

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing photographs of one's self and one's own ballot while voting

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May 08, 2017 referred to elections

S5953 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5215
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-300 & 17-130, El L

S5953 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to allowing photographs of one's self and one's own ballot while voting, provided that such photographs do not contain any other voter or reveal the contents of any other voter's ballot.

S5953 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5953 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5953

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 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 allowing photographs of
  one's self and one's own ballot while voting

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

  Section  1.  Section  8-300 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. VOTERS SHALL BE PERMITTED ON THEIR OWN VOLITION, TO PHOTOGRAPH  AND
POST  ON  SOCIAL  MEDIA  THEIR OWN BALLOT AND THEMSELVES AT ANY STAGE OF
VOTING, INCLUDING WHILE IN A PRIVACY  BOOTH  OR  AT  A  BALLOT  SCANNER,
PROVIDED  THAT SUCH PHOTOGRAPHS DO NOT CONTAIN ANY OTHER VOTER OR REVEAL
THE CONTENTS OF ANY OTHER VOTER'S BALLOT.
  § 2. Subdivisions 10 and 11 of section 17-130 of the election law  are
amended to read as follows:
  10.  [Shows  his]  SOLICITS  A  VOTER TO SHOW THEIR ballot after it is
prepared for voting, to any person so as to  reveal  the  contents[,  or
solicits a voter to show the same]; or,
  11.  Places  any  mark  upon  his  ballot,  or  does  any other act in
connection with his ballot with the intent that it may be identified  as
the one voted by him, OTHER THAN WHAT IS ALLOWED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION
FOUR OF SECTION 8-300 OF THIS CHAPTER; or,
  §  3.  Subdivision 23 of section 17-130 of the election law, as renum-
bered by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended and a new  subdivi-
sion 24 is added to read as follows:
  23.  Not  having  been appointed or named an inspector of elections or
clerk and not having taken the  oath  for  such  office  shall  wear  or
display any button, badge or emblem identifying or purporting to identi-
fy  such  person  as  an inspector of election or clerk[, is guilty of a
misdemeanor.]; OR,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06680-01-7

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