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File #: Int 0163-2006    Version: * Name: Permitting anyone who is otherwise eligible to register and vote, and who is at least 16 years old, to register to vote in municipal elections.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 3/1/2006
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the charter of the city of New York, in relation to permitting anyone who is otherwise eligible to register and vote, and who is at least sixteen years old, to register to vote in municipal elections.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Helen D. Foster, Letitia James, Annabel Palma, Kendall Stewart, Albert Vann, Diana Reyna, Charles Barron
Council Member Sponsors: 8

Int. No. 163

 

By Council Members Brewer, Foster, James, Palma, Stewart, Vann, Reyna and Barron

 

A Local Law to amend the charter of the city of New York, in relation to permitting anyone who is otherwise eligible to register and vote, and who is at least sixteen years old, to register to vote in municipal elections. 

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter forty-six of the charter of the city of New York is hereby amended to add a new section 1057-b to read as follows:

                     §1057-b Qualifications of voters for municipal elections. A person shall vote at any election for municipal office if he or she is or will be, on the day of such election, sixteen years of age or over, and meets all the other qualifications and requirements to vote set forth in the new york state election law.

§2.  This local law shall take effect 90 days after enactment.

 

 

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Int657/2005