Bill Text: NY A06610 | 2015-2016 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to automatic voter registration.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 29-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 0000-00-00 - [A06610 Detail]

Download: New_York-2015-A06610-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 27, 2015
        Introduced  by M. of A. GANTT -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to automatic voter  regis-
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 14 and 15 of section 5-212 of the  election
     2  law, as added by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, are amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  In addition to any other method of voter registration provided for
     5  in this article, any qualified person may  apply  for  registration  and
     6  enrollment either by application made simultaneously and integrated with
     7  an  application for a motor vehicle driver's license, a driver's license
     8  renewal or an identification card if  such  a  card  is  issued  by  the
     9  department  of motor vehicles in its normal course of business or by the
    10  department  of  motor  vehicles  providing  the  appropriate  board   of
    11  elections  with electronic records of each person who qualifies to vote,
    12  pursuant to subdivision twelve-a of this section.
    13    14. The state board shall develop and  distribute  public  information
    14  and promotional materials relating to the purposes and implementation of
    15  [this program] these programs.
    16    15.  The state board shall prepare and distribute to the department of
    17  motor vehicles written instructions as to  the  implementation  of  [the
    18  program] these programs and shall be responsible for establishing train-
    19  ing  programs for employees of the department of motor vehicles involved
    20  in such [program] programs.
    21    § 2. Section 5-212 of the election law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
    22  subdivision 12-a to read as follows:
    23    12-a.  In  addition  to completing an application for registration and
    24  enrollment by application, a person may also be registered  to  vote  in
    25  the following manner:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.