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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S424
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S424 - Details
S424 - Summary
Provides to any person early voting for a candidate for public office in a general election to take place no sooner than twenty days and no later than five days prior to election day, and for a special election to take place no sooner than eight days and no later than two days prior to election day; and such voting shall take place at such person's county board of elections.
S424 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S424 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to providing for early voting PURPOSE: Establishes a program of early voting prior to a primary, general, or special election. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends the New York State Election Law by adding a new section 8-600 to provide for early voting twenty days prior to a primary or general election and eight days prior to a special election. EXISTING LAW: Current law provides for voting to occur on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in the month of November- Additionally, the State constitution provides for absentee voting prior to election day in limited circumstances, as provided for by statute. JUSTIFICATION: Early voting is a progressive concept that has been spreading throughout the country over the last several years in an effort to increase citizen involvement and turnout in elections. This concept differs from absentee voting in that voters may visit an election official's office, or in
S424 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 424 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DILAN -- 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 providing for early voting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. 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. APPLICATION FOR EARLY VOTING. 8-604. STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; POWERS AND DUTIES OF. S 8-600. EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES. 1. NO SOONER THAN TWENTY BUSINESS DAYS AND NO LATER THAN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST TUESDAY FOLLOWING THE FIRST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER OF EACH ELECTION YEAR, AS DESIG- NATED ELECTION DAY, A PERSON MAY, UPON COMPLETION OF A FORMAL WRITTEN APPLICATION, VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE IN A GENERAL ELECTION, AND SUCH EARLY VOTING PRACTICE SHALL TAKE PLACE AT SUCH PERSON'S COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, OR AN ALTERNATIVE LOCATION AS OTHER- WISE DESIGNATED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, OR AS 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. FOR PURPOSES OF A PRIMARY ELECTION, SUCH EARLY VOTING SHALL TAKE PLACE NO SOONER THAN TWENTY BUSINESS DAYS AND NO LATER THAN FIVE BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO SUCH ELECTION DAY. FOR PURPOSES OF A SPECIAL ELECTION, SUCH EARLY VOTING SHALL TAKE PLACE NO SOONER THAN EIGHT BUSINESS DAYS AND NO LATER THAN TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO SUCH ELECTION DAY. 2. EACH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PUBLISH NOTICE OF THE DATE, TIME, AND MANNER OF SUCH EARLY VOTING PRACTICE FOR GENERAL, PRIMARY AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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