|SAME AS||SAME AS S03235|
|COSPNSR||Cahill, Englebright, Galef, Paulin, Rosenthal L, Wright, Quart, Skoufis|
|MLTSPNSR||Gottfried, 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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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8612 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. FARRELL, GOTTFRIED, LAVINE, LIFTON, LUPARDO, THIELE -- read once and 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. LBD02931-01-7A. 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.