senate Bill S248

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the city of New York to establish an electronic voter registration transmittal system for New York city residents

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

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S248 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
New York City
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6463

S248 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the city of New York to establish and maintain an electronic voter registration transmittal system for New York city residents.

S248 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S248 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    248
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by  Sens.  MYRIE,  BIAGGI,  GIANARIS,  GOUNARDES,  HOYLMAN,
   KAVANAGH, KRUEGER, LIU, RIVERA, SALAZAR  --  read  twice  and  ordered
   printed,  and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee on
   Elections
 
 AN ACT to authorize the city of New  York  to  establish  an  electronic
   voter registration transmittal system for New York city residents; and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision  of  law,  rule,  regu-
 lation  or policy to the contrary, any municipal agency so authorized by
 local law of the city of New York may establish and  maintain  an  elec-
 tronic personal voter registration transmittal system for applicants who
 are  New  York city residents. Such system may be established before the
 establishment of any system otherwise authorized by law, and the  exist-
 ence  of  the  system  authorized by this section shall not be deemed to
 preclude New York city residents from  utilizing  any  system  otherwise
 authorized  by  law.  Completed  applications  that  are filed using the
 system authorized by this section, when  transmitted  to  the  board  of
 elections  in  the  city  of  New  York not later than the twentieth day
 before the next ensuing primary,  general  or  special  election,  shall
 entitle the applicant to vote in such election provided the board deter-
 mines  that  the applicant is otherwise qualified. Applications shall be
 processed by such board in the manner prescribed in by section 5-210  of
 the election law or, if the applicant is already registered to vote from
 another  address  in New York state, in the manner prescribed by section
 5-208 of the election law. Such board shall send the appropriate  notice
 of  approval or rejection as required by either subdivision 9 of section
 5-210 of the election law or subdivision  5  of  section  5-208  of  the
 election  law. Such system may utilize an electronic or manual signature
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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