senate Bill S1498

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits candidates for public office to be voted upon in an election district from being a poll watcher in such district

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 07, 2011 referred to elections

S1498 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-500, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S295

S1498 - Summary

Prohibits candidates for public office to be voted upon in an election district from being a poll watcher in such district; also prohibits the spouse, parent or child of such candidate from so serving.

S1498 - Sponsor Memo

S1498 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1498

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- 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 qualifications for poll
  watchers

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  8-500 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
  5. NO PERSON SHALL BE APPOINTED, CERTIFIED OR ACT AS A WATCHER WHO  IS
A  CANDIDATE  FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE TO BE VOTED FOR BY THE VOTERS OF THE
ELECTION DISTRICT IN WHICH HE OR SHE IS TO SERVE, OR THE SPOUSE,  PARENT
OR  CHILD  OF  SUCH  A  CANDIDATE.   PROVIDED, THAT NO PROVISION OF THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL BE DEEMED TO PROHIBIT A CANDIDATE FOR  PUBLIC  OFFICE,
OR  HIS  OR  HER  SPOUSE,  PARENT OR CHILD, FROM BEING PRESENT AT A POLL
PLACE AFTER THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED FOR THE  PURPOSE  OF  DETERMINING  THE
ELECTION RESULTS FOR THE ELECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02058-01-1

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