assembly Bill A181

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Removes ten day advance voter registration requirement

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 30, 2023 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2023 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2023 referred to election law


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A181 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §5, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3734
2011-2012: A1686
2013-2014: A113
2015-2016: A5891
2017-2018: A2090, A10420
2019-2020: A777
2021-2022: A502, A10633

A181 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day; provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.

A181 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              January 4, 2023
 Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
   relation to the ten day advance registration requirement

   Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 5 of  article
 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   §  5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi-
 zens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby  established,
 and  for  the  registration  of  voters[;  which  registration  shall be
 completed at least ten days before each election].    Such  registration
 shall  not  be required for town and village elections except by express
 provision of law.
   § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
 referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
 next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
 conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
 published for three months previous to the time of such election.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.