Bill Text: NY A03427 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to registration to vote.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-29 - referred to election law [A03427 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A03427-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 29, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. ZEBROWSKI, JAFFEE, GALEF, ABINANTI -- Multi-Spon-
          sored  by  --  M.    of  A.  BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the town law, in relation to registration to vote
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivision 5 of section 84 of the town law, as amended by
     2  chapter 281 of the laws of 1998, is amended and a new subdivision  7  is
     3  added to read as follows:
     4    5.  In  order  to  assist boards of registration in the preparation of
     5  their registers, the town clerk, prior to  the  first  meeting  of  such
     6  boards  of registration, shall obtain from the board of elections of the
     7  county in which such town is located, the list of names and addresses of
     8  all voters registered with such board of  elections  on  or  before  the
     9  [twenty-third]  tenth  day  before such special election. The town clerk
    10  shall deliver the names and addresses of qualified voters to the  appro-
    11  priate board or boards of registration on or before the first meeting of
    12  such  board or boards. At the first and subsequent meetings of the board
    13  of registration for each voting place designated by the town  board  for
    14  such  special  town  election, such board of registration shall place on
    15  the register described in subdivision four hereof the names of all qual-
    16  ified voters and all other qualified voters who personally  appear,  and
    17  those  military voters and such other voters who are absent by reason of
    18  confining illness or physical disability or whose duties, occupation  or
    19  business  required  them  to be outside of the state of New York, having
    20  the qualifications of voters prescribed in this  section  and  who  have
    21  made  application  for absentee ballots as certified to them by the town
    22  clerk.
    23    7. In the event a town board does not elect to provide personal regis-
    24  tration for a special town election, no person shall be entitled to vote
    25  unless they are registered to vote with the board of  elections  on  the
    26  tenth day before such election.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.