senate Bill S9535

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the state board of elections to fit registration forms to standard paper size

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Aug 17, 2022 referred to rules

S9535 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:

S9535 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the state board of elections to fit registration forms to 8.5 x 11 inches standard paper size.

S9535 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9535 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              August 17, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  requiring  the  state
   board of elections to fit registration forms to standard paper size

   Section 1. The opening paragraph and paragraph (l) of subdivision 5 of
 section 5-210 of the election law, the opening paragraph as  amended  by
 chapter  179 of the laws of 2005 and paragraph (l) as amended by chapter
 536 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as follows:
   Statewide application forms shall be designed by the  state  board  of
 elections,  which  shall  conform  to  the requirements for the national
 voter registration form in the rules and regulations promulgated by  the
 federal  election  commission and the federal Help America Vote Act, and
 shall elicit the information required for the registration poll  record.
 include such other information as  the  state  board  of  elections  may
 reasonably require to enable the board of elections to assess the eligi-
 bility  of  the applicant and to administer voter registration and other
 parts of the election process  and  shall  also  include  the  following
   (l)  The  mail  voter  registration  application form developed by the
 federal election commission pursuant to the provisions of  section  nine
 of  the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 42 USC 1973gg-7 shall be
 deemed to meet the requirements of this section SO LONG AS IT  IS  SIZED
 TO  STANDARD  8.5  X  11  INCHES PAPER. Any application for registration
 received on such an application form shall be accepted if the  applicant
 is  otherwise eligible to register to vote pursuant to the provisions of
 this article. A voter whose registration is  accepted  pursuant  to  the
 provisions  of  this  paragraph  shall be permitted to furnish an e-mail
 address to the board of elections, which furnishing shall carry the same
 notice and have the same effect as provided  by  subparagraph  (iii)  of
 paragraph (k) of this subdivision.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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