senate Bill S1397

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Changes the days of voting for primary and general elections

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2017 referred to elections

S1397 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-100, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6148
2015-2016: S1044

S1397 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Changes the days of voting for primary and general elections; establishes first Saturday and Sunday after the second Friday in September for the primary election as days of voting; establishes the first Saturday and Sunday after the first Friday in November for the general election as days of voting.

S1397 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1397 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2017

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 the days of voting  for
  the primary and general elections


  Section 1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of  section  8-100  of  the
election  law,  as amended by chapter 17 of the laws of 2007, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) A primary election, to be known as the fall primary, shall be held
on the first [Tuesday] SATURDAY AND SUNDAY  after  the  second  [Monday]
FRIDAY  in  September  before  every  general  election unless otherwise
changed by an act of the legislature.  In each year in which electors of
president and vice president of the United States are to be  elected  an
additional primary election, to be known as the spring primary, shall be
held on the first Tuesday in February unless otherwise changed by an act
of  the  legislature,  for  the  purpose  of  electing  delegates to the
national convention, members of state and county committees and assembly
district leaders and associate assembly district leaders.
  § 2. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 8-100 of  the  election
law,  as  relettered  by  chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended to
read as follows:
  (c) The general election shall  be  held  annually  on  the  [Tuesday]
SATURDAY  AND SUNDAY next succeeding the first [Monday] FRIDAY in Novem-
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately; provided,  however,  that
section  one  of  this act shall take effect on the same date and in the
same manner as the reversion of such paragraph as provided in section 13
of chapter 87 of the laws of 2015.

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


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