senate Bill S3820

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the board of elections to provide email notifications to voters whenever they change the location of a polling place

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Feb 21, 2013 referred to elections

S3820 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง4-104 & 5-210, El L

S3820 - Summary

Requires the board of elections to provide email notifications to voters whenever they change the location of a polling place.

S3820 - Sponsor Memo

S3820 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 email notification of a
  change in location of a polling place


  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  4-104 of the election law is
amended to read as follows:
  2. If the board of elections, after designating a polling  place,  and
after  sending  written  notice of such polling place to each registered
voter, designates an alternative polling place, it must, at  least  five
days  before the next election or day for registration, send by mail AND
EMAIL a written notice to each registered voter notifying him OR HER  of
the changed location of such polling place. If such notice is not possi-
ble  the  board  of  elections  must  provide for an alternative form of
notice to be given to voters at the location  of  the  previous  polling
  S  2.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 4-104 of the election
law, as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as
  (a) Whenever the number of voters eligible to vote in an  election  in
any election district is less than one hundred, the polling place desig-
nated  for  such district may be the polling place of any other district
which could properly be designated as the polling  place  of  the  first
mentioned  district  pursuant  to the provisions of this chapter, except
that the polling place designated for any such district may be the poll-
ing place of any other district in such city or town provided  that  the
distance  from  such  first  mentioned district to the polling place for
such other district is not unreasonable pursuant to rules or regulations
prescribed by the state board of elections and provided that  the  total
number  of  persons  eligible  to  vote  in  such other district in such

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


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