ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON ELECTION LAW
ASSEMBLY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELECTION DAY OPERATIONS AND VOTER DISENFRANCHISEMENT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
The Committee will take testimony relating to the range of issues associated with enhancing accessibility to the polls as well as increasing fairness to voters and the effects of such proposals on the State budget. This hearing will also seek ways to ensure that New York State's election law is consistent with the federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) act. In 2012 the Assembly passed A.9271-B to move the primary to June and amend certain deadlines to facilitate the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas.
Persons wishing to present pertinent testimony to the Committee at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
Oral testimony will be limited to ten minutes' duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Committee will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Committee staff as early as possible.
Ten copies of any prepared testimony should be submitted at the hearing registration desk. The Committee would appreciate advance receipt of prepared statements.
In order to further publicize these hearings, please inform interested parties and organizations of the Committee's interest in hearing testimony from all sources.
In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.