assembly Bill A2304

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Require boards of elections to provide Haitian Creole language voting materials

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to election law
Jan 22, 2019 referred to election law

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A2304 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S519
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-507, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7208, S5602
2021-2022: A5348

A2304 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires boards of elections to provide Haitian Creole language voting materials.

A2304 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2304

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. BICHOTTE, SIMON, MOSLEY, BLAKE, COLTON -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  requiring  boards  of
  elections to provide Haitian Creole language voting materials

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  3-507
to read as follows:
  § 3-507. BOARDS OF ELECTIONS; VOTING MATERIALS IN HAITIAN CREOLE. EACH
BOARD  OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE THE SAME INFORMATION IN HAITIAN CREOLE
THAT IT PROVIDES IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN  ENGLISH  ON  ITS  WEBSITE.  IT
SHALL ALSO PRODUCE AND DISSEMINATE CITYWIDE A BOOKLET THAT INCLUDES: (A)
A  VOTER  REGISTRATION  FORM  IN  ENGLISH  WITH  INSTRUCTIONS IN HAITIAN
CREOLE; (B) INSTRUCTIONS IN HAITIAN CREOLE REGARDING  THE  CRITERIA  AND
APPLICATION  PROCESS FOR OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT; AND (C) A SECTION
WITH GENERAL VOTER INFORMATION IN HAITIAN  CREOLE  INCLUDING  FREQUENTLY
ASKED  QUESTIONS.  SUCH BOARD MAY INCLUDE OTHER LANGUAGES ON ITS WEBSITE
AND IN SUCH BOOKLET.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00112-01-9