senate Bill S3088

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides that qualified persons who are not registered to vote may register on a day of election at their polling places

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 27, 2021 referred to elections

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S3088 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1972
2013-2014: S609
2015-2016: S2483
2017-2018: S3235
2019-2020: S2150

S3088 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that qualified persons who have never previously registered to vote in this state may apply personally for registration by appearing at the appropriate polling place for the election district in which such person resides on the day such polling place is open for voting; requires establishment of a procedure to enable such registrants to cast their votes at the appropriate polling places.

S3088 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3088 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3088
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 27, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BROOKS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER -- 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  for  polling
   place  voter  registration  for any qualified person who is not regis-
   tered to vote

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  5-210 of the election law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
   1-A. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE  RELATING
 TO REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS, ANY QUALIFIED PERSON WHO IS NOT REGISTERED
 IN  THIS  STATE  MAY APPLY PERSONALLY FOR REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT BY
 APPEARING AT THE APPROPRIATE POLLING PLACE FOR THE ELECTION DISTRICT  IN
 WHICH  HE  OR  SHE RESIDES ON THE DAY OF ANY PRIMARY, GENERAL OR SPECIAL
 ELECTION DURING THE HOURS THAT SUCH POLLING PLACE IS OPEN FOR VOTING, OR
 AT ANY POLLING PLACE FOR EARLY VOTING ESTABLISHED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION
 8-600  OF  THIS CHAPTER IN THE COUNTY WHERE HE OR SHE RESIDES DURING THE
 HOURS THAT SUCH POLLING PLACE IS OPEN FOR EARLY VOTING.  TO BE  ELIGIBLE
 TO REGISTER PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, A PERSON MUST PROVIDE ACCEPTA-
 BLE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION CONTAINING PROOF OF RESIDENCE, AS DETERMINED
 BY  STATE  LAW  IMPLEMENTING THE HELP AMERICANS VOTE ACT OF 2002 (PUBLIC
 LAW 107-252). ANY PERSON WHO SO REGISTERS  TO  VOTE  SHALL  EXECUTE  THE
 FOLLOWING INSTRUMENT IN SUBSTANTIALLY THE FOLLOWING FORM:
   "I,  (NAME), DO HEREBY CERTIFY, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, THAT, TO THE
 BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, I AM A QUALIFIED VOTER, HAVING RESIDED  AT  (PLACE
 OF  RESIDENCE)  FOR  AT  LEAST  THIRTY  DAYS  IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THIS
 ELECTION, THAT I AM NOT DISQUALIFIED ON ANY LEGAL  GROUNDS  FROM  VOTING
 AND THAT I HAVE NOT ALREADY VOTED AT THIS ELECTION."
   (B)  IF  A REGISTRANT IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE VALID PROOF OF RESIDENCE AS
 REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, SUCH  REGISTRANT  MAY  BE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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