senate Bill S1556

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "early voting act"

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 10, 2011 referred to elections

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S1556 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A293
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 8 Title VI §§8-600 & 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3250, A3315A

S1556 - Summary

Enacts the "early voting act"; provides to any person early voting for a candidate for public office in a general, primary or special election for any public or party office by paper ballot to take place no sooner than fourteen business days and up to and including the day prior to such election; provides that such voting shall take place at such person's county board of elections; requires availability and access to ballots for persons with disabilities.

S1556 - Sponsor Memo

S1556 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1556

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY -- 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  enacting  the  "early
  voting act"

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "early voting act".
  S  2. Article 8 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 6
to read as follows:
                                TITLE VI
                              EARLY VOTING
SECTION 8-600. EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES.
        8-602. STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; POWERS  AND  DUTIES  FOR  EARLY
                 VOTING.
  S 8-600. EARLY  VOTING PROCEDURES. 1. NO SOONER THAN FOURTEEN BUSINESS
DAYS AND UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DAY PRIOR TO ANY  GENERAL,  PRIMARY  OR
SPECIAL ELECTION FOR ANY PUBLIC OR PARTY OFFICE, PERSONS DULY REGISTERED
TO  VOTE  FOR  CANDIDATES FOR SUCH OFFICE MAY VOTE BY PAPER BALLOT FOR A
CANDIDATE FOR SUCH OFFICE, AND SUCH EARLY  VOTING  PRACTICE  SHALL  TAKE
PLACE  AT  SUCH  PERSON'S  COUNTY  BOARD OF ELECTIONS, OR AN ALTERNATIVE
LOCATION OR LOCATIONS AS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED BY AND  THROUGH  A  COUNTY
BOARD  OF ELECTIONS UNDER THE POWERS GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION ON
OR BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  2. SUCH VOTING PROCEDURE SHALL BE MONITORED AND  ADMINISTERED  BY  TWO
DULY  DESIGNATED  PERSONS, ONE FROM EACH MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY, AND SUCH
VOTING SHALL FOLLOW AND CONFORM TO ALL OTHER  PROCEDURES,  MEASURES  AND
REQUIREMENTS  OF CASTING A VOTE BY A VOTING MACHINE AS PRESCRIBED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS CHAPTER. ALL VOTES CAST WITHIN THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD SHALL
BE COUNTED WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE POLLS CLOSING ON ELECTION DAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01241-01-1

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