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A03250 Summary:

COSPNSRKelles, Reyes, Sillitti, Gonzalez-Rojas, Ardila, Shimsky, Simon
Amd 5-102, El L
Relates to allowing pre-registered voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot.
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A03250 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
SPONSOR: Epstein
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to allowing pre-registered voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 5-102 of the election law to allow a pre-regis- tered voters to request an absentee ballot or vote early by mail so long as they will be 18 by the time of the election for which the ballot is requested. Section 2 is a severability clause Section 3 provides the effective date   JUSTIFICATION: The BOE requires applications requesting to receive an absentee ballot by mail be received no later than fifteen days before an election. Because one must be 18 years old to request an absentee ballot, certain pre-registered voters who wish to vote early by mail or by absentee ballot whose 18th birthdays fall less than 15 days before an election are effectively disenfranchised because they cannot timely submit their applications. This legislation would give pre-registered voters who are 18 years old by the time of an election the opportunity to vote absentee provided all other qualifications are met.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately after becoming law
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A03250 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 2, 2023
        Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN, KELLES, REYES -- read once and referred
          to the  Committee  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to allowing pre-registered
          voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.   Section 5-102 of the election law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
     3     3. A person who is pre-registered to vote pursuant to  section  5-507
     4  of  this article, and who is or will be eighteen years of age or over on
     5  the day of such election at the time such ballot is  cast  and  counted,
     6  shall  be  considered  a  qualified  voter  for the purposes of absentee
     7  voting and early mail voting as set forth in titles four  and  seven  of
     8  article eight of this chapter.
     9    §  2.  Severability clause. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdi-
    10  vision, section or part of this act shall be adjudged by  any  court  of
    11  competent  jurisdiction  to  be invalid, such judgment shall not affect,
    12  impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall  be  confined  in
    13  its  operation  to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section
    14  or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judg-
    15  ment shall have been rendered. It is hereby declared to be the intent of
    16  the legislature that this act would  have  been  enacted  even  if  such
    17  invalid provisions had not been included herein.
    18    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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