senate Bill S6733A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to voter notification of special elections

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 05, 2018 print number 6733a
Jun 05, 2018 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Jun 15, 2017 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6733 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8393
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S211, A837

S6733 - Summary

Relates to voter notification of special elections; provides such notice be posted on the board of elections website not less than two weeks prior to such election.

S6733 - Sponsor Memo

S6733 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6733

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter  notification  of
  special elections

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

  Section 1. Section 4-120 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION,
THE  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS SHALL, NOT LATER THAN TEN NOR MORE THAN FIFTEEN
DAYS BEFORE A SPECIAL ELECTION, MAIL, BY FIRST CLASS MAIL, TO EACH VOTER
ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN AN ELECTION DISTRICT AT  SUCH  SPECIAL  ELECTION,  A
NOTICE  SETTING  FORTH  THE DAY OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION, THE LOCATION OF
THE POLLING PLACE FOR SUCH SPECIAL ELECTION, AND THE PUBLIC OFFICERS  TO
BE VOTED FOR AT SUCH SPECIAL ELECTION. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL ALSO
MAKE SUCH VOTER INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THEIR WEBSITE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11880-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S6733A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8393
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S211, A837

S6733A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voter notification of special elections; provides such notice be posted on the board of elections website not less than two weeks prior to such election.

S6733A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6733A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6733--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 15, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. BENJAMIN, CARLUCCI, KRUEGER, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to the Committee on Elections in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to voter notification of
  special elections

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 4-120 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 359 of the laws  of  1989,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  The board of elections shall publish once in each of the two weeks
preceding a general election, or a special or village election conducted
by the board of elections, a notice specifying the day of the  election,
and  the public officers to be voted for within such county, or any part
thereof at such election.   THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  SHALL,  AS  SOON  AS
PRACTICABLE,  BUT NOT LESS THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO ANY SPECIAL ELECTION,
PROMINENTLY DISPLAY ON ITS WEBSITE THE DATE AND HOURS OF  THE  ELECTION,
THE  OFFICES TO BE VOTED ON IN THE COUNTY, PART OF A COUNTY, OR THE CITY
OF NEW YORK, AND A LINK TO ANY POLL SITE INFORMATION  OR  POLL  LOCATION
TOOLS,  WHERE  AVAILABLE. If constitutional amendments, or questions are
to be submitted to the voters of the state, the notice shall state  that
fact  and that a copy of each such amendment or question may be obtained
at the board of elections, by any voter.  Such publication shall  be  in
two  newspapers  published  within  the county. If the county contains a
city or cities, at least one of such newspapers shall  be  published  in
the city, or the largest city, if there be more than one.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11880-05-8

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