S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 23, 2012
Introduced by Sen. O'MARA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to increasing the number
of registrants an election district may contain with the approval of
the county board of elections
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 4-100 of the
election law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended
to read as follows:
a. Each election district shall be in compact form and may not be
partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
five thousand or more inhabitants and is wholly within one town, or a
county legislative, assembly, senatorial or congressional district.
Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
boundaries, other than those boundaries which are coterminous with the
boundaries of those political subdivisions mentioned in this paragraph,
must be streets, rivers, railroad lines or other permanent character-
istics of the landscape which are clearly visible to any person without
the need to use any technical or mechanical device. An election district
shall contain not more than nine hundred fifty registrants (excluding
registrants in inactive status) or, with the approval of the county
board of elections, not more than [eleven hundred fifty] THREE THOUSAND
registrants (excluding registrants in inactive status), but any election
district may be divided for the convenience of the voters.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.