2023 Additional Election Related bills supported by the NYSECA Democratic Caucus of Commissioners

(In addition to our 2023 Legislative priorities, the Democratic Caucus of Commissioners are often asked to weigh in on Election related bills by members of the NYS Senate and Assembly. Here is a list of bills that our caucus has decided to support and hope are passed before then end of the 2023 session. More bills and support memos will be added over the next few weeks.)

S4496                    Requires the boards of trustees of SUNY and CUNY institutions to grant course credit to students who serve as election inspectors, poll clerks or election coordinators. Read our Memorandum of Support

S371/A2633        An act to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the “democracy preservation act”; and in relation to prohibiting contributions by foreign-influenced business entities and requiring certification. Read our Memorandum of Support

S438/A928           An act to amend the election law, in relation to requiring electors to vote for the presidential and vice presidential candidate who were nominated by the political party that nominated the presidential elector. Read our Memorandum of Support

S945/A4072        An act to amend the election law, in relation to making technical corrections thereto.

S2298/A1176      An act to amend the election law, in relation to requiring that subpoenas relating to election matters be served with a separate informational sheet that summarizes why the subpoena has been issued

S2349A                 An act to amend the election law, in relation to providing that a voter may register to vote at any residence to which the voter maintains a continuous connection with an intent to remain.

S7046/A3291      Makes the expansion of absentee voting provisions permanent.

S5943/A725        Candidate order on ballot. Read our Memorandum of Support

A3250/S6735    Pre-registered 17 yr old request absentee ballot.

S2381/A5007      Relates to enabling constitutionally qualified electors to register to vote and to cast a ballot on the same day at a polling location.

S6195/A1177      Relates to ballots submitted in envelopes that are sealed with tape, paste or any other binding agent or device and have no indication of tampering.

A1127 Eliminates the ability of judicial candidates for office who are enrolled in a particular party to automatically be allowed to run as a candidate in another party’s primary election

S1733/A5180 Establishes a school voter registration access program

S242/A6971 Establishing portable polling places for Early Voting

S585  Allows NYS Board of Elections to remove Elections Commissioner for cause

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