Bill Text: NY A00502 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-05-10 - substituted by s517 [A00502 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A00502-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY


                                     January 6, 2021

        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

     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 5 of  article
     2  2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    §  5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi-
     4  zens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby  established,
     5  and  for  the  registration  of  voters[;  which  registration  shall be
     6  completed at least ten days before each election].    Such  registration
     7  shall  not  be required for town and village elections except by express
     8  provision of law.
     9    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
    10  submitted  to the people for approval at the general election to be held
    11  in the year 2021 in accordance with the provisions of the election law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.