assembly Bill A5348

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Require boards of elections to provide Haitian Creole language voting materials

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Feb 12, 2021 referred to election law

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A5348 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-507, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A7208
2019-2020: A2304

A5348 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5348 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   5348
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN, SIMON, 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.
                                                            LBD07317-01-1