20 Nov 2019
Public Hearing: To discuss the implementation of early voting throughout New York StateSenate Hearing Room
Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10007
Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Elections
Chair: Senator Zellnor Myrie
and Assembly Standing Committee on Election Law
Chair: Assembly Member Charles Lavine
Public Hearing: To discuss the implementation of early voting throughout New York State
Place: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10007
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Contact: Edline Jacquet (718) 284-4700; Matthew Aumand (518) 455-4313
Media Contact: Jonathan Timm (313) 618-7005; Assembly Press Office (518) 455-3888
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
In 2019, legislation was enacted providing for a period of early voting to begin 10 days before each primary, general and special election and commencing with the 2019 November general election. The legislation requires each county to provide for at least one site and as many as seven poll sites, based on the number of registered voters in each individual county. Additional poll sites above the minimum number may also be designated by board of elections of each county or the city of New York for the convenience of voters The intent of this hearing is to review the implementation of early voting at the 2019 general election through testimony from election administrators, advocates and other stakeholders.
Persons invited to present pertinent testimony to the Joint Committee at the above hearing should complete and return the enclosed reply form as soon as possible. It is important that the reply form be fully completed and returned so that persons may be notified in the event of emergency postponement or cancellation.
Oral testimony will be limited to 5 minutes’ duration. In preparing the order of witnesses, the Joint Committee will attempt to accommodate individual requests to speak at particular times in view of special circumstances. These requests should be made on the attached reply form or communicated to Joint Committee staff as early as possible.
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Chuck Lavine Zellnor Myrie
Member of the Assembly Member of the Senate
Chairman, Committee on Elections Chairman, Committee on Elections