assembly Bill A9608B

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to early voting

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Apr 17, 2018 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Mar 15, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.716
Mar 14, 2018 reported
Feb 09, 2018 print number 9608b
Feb 09, 2018 amend and recommit to ways and means
Feb 08, 2018 print number 9608a
Feb 08, 2018 amend and recommit to ways and means
Feb 05, 2018 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 26, 2018 referred to election law

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A9608 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-302, 8-104, 8-508 & 9-209, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8582
2019-2020: A780

A9608 - Summary

Relates to early voting; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote.

A9608 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9608

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 26, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. LAVINE, CUSICK, BLAKE, SIMON, PAULIN, SEPULVEDA,
  DINOWITZ, L. ROSENTHAL, LIFTON, FAHY, LUPARDO, ABINANTI, ROZIC, GALEF,
  COOK, RAMOS, SKOUFIS, CYMBROWITZ, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.
  of  A.    BUCHWALD, LENTOL, MAGEE, THIELE -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to early voting

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

  Section  1.  Section  3-400 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
ELECTION  INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR EARLY
VOTING, SHALL CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES  WHO  SHALL
BE  APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED INDI-
VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE
FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN  THE  MAJOR  POLITICAL
PARTIES.  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL  ASSIGN STAFF AND PROVIDE THE
RESOURCES THEY REQUIRE TO ENSURE WAIT TIMES AT EARLY VOTING SITES DO NOT
EXCEED THIRTY MINUTES.
  § 2. Section 4-117 of the election law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  THE  NOTICE  REQUIRED  BY  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL
INCLUDE THE DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING FOR  THE  GENERAL
AND  PRIMARY  ELECTION.  THE  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS MAY SATISFY THE NOTICE
REQUIREMENT OF THIS SUBDIVISION BY PROVIDING IN THE NOTICE  INSTRUCTIONS
TO  OBTAIN  THE  REQUIRED EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FROM A WEBSITE OF THE
BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND PROVIDING A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL FOR SUCH  INFOR-
MATION.
  § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 8-100 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 367 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  2. Polls shall be open for voting during the following hours: a prima-
ry  election from twelve o'clock noon until nine o'clock in the evening,
except in the city of New York and  the  counties  of  Nassau,  Suffolk,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A9608A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-302, 8-104, 8-508 & 9-209, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8582
2019-2020: A780

A9608A - Summary

Relates to early voting; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote.

A9608A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9608--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 26, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. LAVINE, CUSICK, BLAKE, SIMON, PAULIN, SEPULVEDA,
  DINOWITZ, L. ROSENTHAL, LIFTON, FAHY, LUPARDO, ABINANTI, ROZIC, GALEF,
  COOK, RAMOS, SKOUFIS, CYMBROWITZ, JAFFEE, CARROLL  --  Multi-Sponsored
  by  --  M.    of  A.  BUCHWALD, LENTOL, MAGEE, THIELE -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Election Law -- reported and referred  to
  the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to early voting

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

  Section 1. Section 3-400 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
ELECTION INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR  EARLY
VOTING,  SHALL  CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL
BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED  INDI-
VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE
FOR  EARLY  VOTING  SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE MAJOR POLITICAL
PARTIES. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  SHALL  ASSIGN  STAFF  AND  PROVIDE  THE
RESOURCES THEY REQUIRE TO ENSURE WAIT TIMES AT EARLY VOTING SITES DO NOT
EXCEED THIRTY MINUTES.
  §  2.  Section  4-117  of  the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL
INCLUDE  THE  DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE GENERAL
AND PRIMARY ELECTION. THE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS  MAY  SATISFY  THE  NOTICE
REQUIREMENT  OF THIS SUBDIVISION BY PROVIDING IN THE NOTICE INSTRUCTIONS
TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FROM A  WEBSITE  OF  THE
BOARD  OF ELECTIONS AND PROVIDING A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL FOR SUCH INFOR-
MATION.
  § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 8-100 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 367 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:

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

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A9608B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-302, 8-104, 8-508 & 9-209, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8582
2019-2020: A780

A9608B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to early voting; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote.

A9608B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 9608--B

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 26, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. LAVINE, CUSICK, BLAKE, SIMON, PAULIN, SEPULVEDA,
  DINOWITZ, L. ROSENTHAL, LIFTON, FAHY, LUPARDO, ABINANTI, ROZIC, GALEF,
  COOK, RAMOS, SKOUFIS, CYMBROWITZ, JAFFEE, CARROLL,  TAYLOR  --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by -- M. of A. BUCHWALD, LENTOL, MAGEE, THIELE -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- reported and referred
  to the Committee on Ways  and  Means  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to early voting

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

  Section 1. Section 3-400 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
ELECTION INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR  EARLY
VOTING,  SHALL  CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL
BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED  INDI-
VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE
FOR  EARLY  VOTING  SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE MAJOR POLITICAL
PARTIES. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  SHALL  ASSIGN  STAFF  AND  PROVIDE  THE
RESOURCES THEY REQUIRE TO ENSURE WAIT TIMES AT EARLY VOTING SITES DO NOT
EXCEED THIRTY MINUTES.
  §  2.  Section  4-117  of  the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL
INCLUDE  THE  DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE GENERAL
AND PRIMARY ELECTION. THE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS  MAY  SATISFY  THE  NOTICE
REQUIREMENT  OF THIS SUBDIVISION BY PROVIDING IN THE NOTICE INSTRUCTIONS
TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FROM A  WEBSITE  OF  THE
BOARD  OF ELECTIONS AND PROVIDING A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL FOR SUCH INFOR-
MATION.

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

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