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A08612 Summary:

COSPNSRCahill, Englebright, Galef, Paulin, Rosenthal L, Wright, Quart, Skoufis
MLTSPNSRGottfried, Lavine, Lifton, Lupardo, Thiele
Amd 5-210, El L
Provides that qualified persons who have never previously registered to vote in this state may apply personally for registration by appearing at the appropriate polling place for the election district in which such person resides on the day such polling place is open for voting; requires establishment of a procedure to enable such registrants to cast their votes at the appropriate polling places.
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A08612 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    September 1, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. KAVANAGH, CAHILL, ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF, PAULIN,
          ROSENTHAL, WRIGHT, QUART, SKOUFIS -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
          referred to the Committee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  allowing  for  polling
          place  voter  registration  for any qualified person who is not regis-
          tered to vote
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  5-210 of the election law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
     3    1-a. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this article  relating
     4  to registration requirements, any qualified person who is not registered
     5  in  this  state  may apply personally for registration and enrollment by
     6  appearing at the appropriate polling place for the election district  in
     7  which  he  or  she resides on the day of any primary, general or special
     8  election during the hours that such polling place is open for voting. To
     9  be eligible to register pursuant to  this  subdivision,  a  person  must
    10  provide  acceptable  forms  of  identification containing proof of resi-
    11  dence, as determined by state law implementing the Help  Americans  Vote
    12  Act  of  2002  (Public Law 107-252). Any person who so registers to vote
    13  shall execute the following instrument in  substantially  the  following
    14  form:
    15    "I,  (name), do hereby certify, under penalty of perjury, that, to the
    16  best of my knowledge, I am a qualified voter, having resided  at  (place
    17  of  residence)  for  at  least  thirty  days  immediately preceding this
    18  election, that I am not disqualified on any legal  grounds  from  voting
    19  and that I have not already voted at this election."
    20    (b)  If  a registrant is unable to provide valid proof of residence as
    21  required by paragraph (a) of this subdivision, such  registrant  may  be
    22  allowed  to  register  for and vote in any election by affidavit ballot.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 8612                             2
     1  Such affidavit ballot shall not be counted until election officials  can
     2  determine such registrant's residence and eligibility to vote.
     3    (c)  The  board  of  elections  shall establish a procedure by which a
     4  person who registers pursuant to this subdivision may cast  his  or  her
     5  vote at the appropriate polling place.
     6    § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2018.
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