assembly Bill A116

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to election law
Jan 09, 2019 referred to election law


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A116 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
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
2017-2018: A5908, A10582, S7131
2021-2022: A8858, S2951

A116 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A116 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              January 9, 2019
 Introduced by M. of A. BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 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.