Voting Amendments to Increase Turnout

S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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S. 840
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2017

[Text in red to be removed from the State Constitution]
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Introduced by Sens. COMRIE, ADDABBO, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LATIMER, PERKINS
-- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
the Committee on Judiciary
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 2 of the constitution, in
relation to authorizing ballot by mail by removing cause for absentee
ballot voting
1 Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti-
2 cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
3 S 2. The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which,
4 and the time and place at which, qualified voters [who, on the occur-
5 rence of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence
6 or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city, and qualified
7 voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear
8 personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disabili-
9 ty,] may vote and for the return and canvass of their votes IN ANY
10 ELECTION.
11 S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
12 be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
13 next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in
14 conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
15 published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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S. 2478--A
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 13, 2017
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Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, AVELLA, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LATIMER, STAVISKY
-- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed
to the Committee on Judiciary -- committee discharged, bill
amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
relation to the ten day advance registration requirement
1 Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 5 of arti-
2 cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
3 S 5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi-
4 zens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established,
5 and for the registration of voters[; which registration shall be
6 completed at least ten days before each election]. Such registration
7 shall not be required for town and village elections except by express
8 provision of law.
9 S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
10 be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
11 next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in
12 conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
13 published for three months previous to the time of such election.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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