1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 3: Election Officials
  5. Title 1: Statewide Provisions


Section 3-103 Computerized record keeping; sharing information in database

Election (ELN)

1. The state board of elections shall promulgate rules and regulations setting minimum standards for computerized record keeping systems maintained by county boards of elections. Such standards shall include, but not be limited to system access and security, the format and content of the data to be recorded and stored on such systems, and the minimum technical specifications for computer programming. Such standards shall be for the purpose of facilitating compatibility between the systems used by the several boards of elections.

  2. The state board of elections, in accordance with subdivision four of section 3-100 of this title, shall enter into an agreement with the commissioner of motor vehicles whereby the department of motor vehicles will provide the state board of elections information to assist local boards of elections to verify a voter's identity pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002.

  3. The commissioner of motor vehicles shall enter into an agreement with the federal commissioner of social security whereby the social security administration will provide the commissioner of motor vehicles information to allow local boards of elections to verify a voter's identity pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002.

  4. In addition, the state board of elections, in accordance with subdivision four of section 3-100 of this title, shall enter into an agreement with other agencies within the state that have information relevant to the verification of a voter's identity whereby such agencies will provide the state board of elections information to assist local boards of elections to verify a voter's identity pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002.

  5. The information transmitted between the statewide voter registration list and other databases, as provided for in this section, shall be limited to the information which is contained in a voter registration application and is necessary to verify a voter's identity. The information contained in the statewide voter registration list shall not be used for non-election purposes.