Bill Text: NY A07087 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Permits party enrollment and change of party enrollment within 10 days of a primary, general, or special election.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-05 - referred to election law [A07087 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07087-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          7087
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      April 5, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enrolling  in  a  party
          within  10  days  of  a  primary,  general or special election; and to
          repeal subdivision 3 of section 5-304 of  the  election  law  relating
          thereto
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 4 and 5 of section 5-302  of  the  election
     2  law,  subdivisions 2 and 5 as amended by chapter 164 of the laws of 1985
     3  and subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 91 of  the  laws  of  1992,  are
     4  amended to read as follows:
     5    2.  If  the application form is for a voter who has changed his or her
     6  enrollment or a voter who has previously registered  and  not  enrolled,
     7  then the board of elections shall compare the information and the signa-
     8  ture appearing on each application form received with that on the regis-
     9  tration  poll  record of the applicant and if found to correspond in all
    10  particulars shall[, not earlier than  the  Tuesday  following  the  next
    11  general election and not later than the thirtieth day preceding the last
    12  day  for publishing enrollment lists, proceed in the manner specified in
    13  subdivision one hereof to enter such enrollment on such  voter's  regis-
    14  tration  poll card] enroll such voter in the designated party and if the
    15  change of enrollment is no later than the  tenth  day  before  the  next
    16  ensuing  primary  election  for  the selected party, such voter shall be
    17  eligible to vote in the next primary election of the selected party.
    18    4. Registration poll records of voters  whose  registrations  are  not
    19  rejected by the board of elections shall forthwith be placed in the poll
    20  ledger  or such voters' names shall forthwith be entered in the computer
    21  files from which the computer generated registration lists are prepared,
    22  except that the registration poll record of an otherwise qualified voter
    23  who registers after  the  [twenty-fifth]  tenth  day  before  a  primary
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08575-01-9

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     1  election  shall  not be placed in such poll ledger or such voters' names
     2  shall not appear on such a computer generated  registration  list  until
     3  after  such primary and except further that the registration poll record
     4  of  a  voter  whose  previous registration was cancelled pursuant to the
     5  provisions of this chapter after the previous general election  and  who
     6  registers  pursuant to the provisions of this chapter after such cancel-
     7  lation shall not be placed in such poll ledger  or  such  voters'  names
     8  shall  not  appear  on such a computer generated registration list until
     9  after the fall primary election, unless such voter has enrolled with the
    10  same party as the enrollment on the registration which was so cancelled.
    11    5. During the period preceding the ensuing primary election, the board
    12  of elections shall maintain as a public record a list of all enrollments
    13  entered, transferred  or  corrected,  and  not  contained  in  the  last
    14  published  enrollment  list.  Such  supplemental  enrollment  list shall
    15  contain the same information and shall be distributed in the same manner
    16  as the original enrollment list not later than the [fifteenth] fifth day
    17  before the primary election.
    18    § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-304 of the election law is REPEALED.
    19    § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 11-200 of the election law,  as  amended
    20  by chapter 473 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
    21    2. Every person registered pursuant to this title shall continue to be
    22  eligible  to  vote  in all elections in which special federal voters are
    23  eligible to vote except that in order to vote at a primary election of a
    24  party, a voter registered pursuant to  this  title  must  have  been  so
    25  registered  [and  enrolled]  in  such  party before the previous general
    26  election; or, if such voter was not registered in New York state for the
    27  previous general election, such voter must so register  [and  enroll  in
    28  such party] not later than twenty-five days before such primary; [or, if
    29  such  voter  was  registered  in  New  York  state  for the last general
    30  election, such voter must have had the same party enrollment  with  such
    31  registration  as  such voter sets forth on his application for registra-
    32  tion and enrollment as a special federal voter] and/or  enroll  in  such
    33  party not later than ten days before such primary.
    34    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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