2019 New York Laws
ELN - Election
Article 5 - Registration and Enrollment of Voters
Title 2 - Registration and Enrollment
5-224 - Registration of Voters Unlawfully Denied the Right to Register.

Universal Citation: NY Elec L § 5-224 (2019)

§ 5-224. Registration of voters unlawfully denied the right to register. 1. If any voter applies personally for registration and is unlawfully denied the right to register, the county board of elections may, upon the application of the voter in person or by mail to such board within two weeks after the last day of registration, or within five days after the date of the voter's receipt of notice of the rejection of his application, upon proper proof, and upon such notice to the chairman of the county committees of the several parties as the board shall prescribe, direct that he be registered in the election district in which he is a qualified voter. The directions of the county board of elections shall be carried out by the board itself, by its clerks, or by the proper inspectors of elections, as the board may prescribe. The county board of elections shall make a final determination of such application not later than one week after the application is made by the voter.

2. If the board of elections has reason to believe that any applicant has been wrongfully denied the right to register, it shall notify him by mail and such person, upon application in person or by mail to the board of elections, within two weeks of the date of such notice, may be registered by the board of elections.

3. The board of elections shall make a final determination on such application not later than one week after it is made.

4. If any applicant is registered pursuant to the provisions of this section, such registration shall be deemed effective as of the date of the wrongful denial of the right to register.


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