senate Bill S7597

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires the fall 2018 primary be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and the political calendar be adjusted accordingly

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Current Bill Status Via A8917 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 02, 2018 signed chap.3
Feb 20, 2018 delivered to governor
Feb 13, 2018 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.487
substituted for s7597
Feb 13, 2018 substituted by a8917a
ordered to third reading cal.487
Jan 29, 2018 referred to rules


S7597 - Details

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Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
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S7597 - Summary

Requires that a primary will not be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in September; any written communication to voters by mail shall contain a conspicuous notice in all capital letters and bold font notifying the voter of the primary date change; moves the date of the 2018 fall primary to Thursday, September 13.

S7597 - Sponsor Memo

S7597 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2018

Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- 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  communications  to
  voters  by mail; to require the 2018 fall primary be held on Thursday,
  September 13, 2018 and the political calendar be adjusted accordingly;
  and providing for the repeal of  certain  provisions  upon  expiration


  Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of subdivi-
sion 1 of section 8-100 of the election law, the 2018 fall primary shall
be held on Thursday, September 13,  2018,  and  the  political  calendar
shall be adjusted accordingly.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-117 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 44 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  The  board  of elections, between August first and August fifth of
each year, shall send by mail on which is endorsed such language  desig-
nated  by  the  state board of elections to ensure postal authorities do
not forward such mail but return it  to  the  board  of  elections  with
forwarding  information,  when  it  cannot be delivered as addressed and
which contains a request that any such mail  received  for  persons  not
residing at the address be dropped back in the mail, a communication, in
a  form  approved  by  the state board of elections, to every registered
voter who has been registered without a  change  of  address  since  the
beginning  of such year, except that the board of elections shall not be
required to send such communications to voters in inactive  status.  The
communication  shall notify the voter of the days and hours of the ensu-
ing primary and general elections, the place where  he  appears  by  his
registration  records  to  be entitled to vote, the fact that voters who
have moved or will have moved from the  address  where  they  were  last
registered must re-register or, that if such move was to another address
in  the same county or city, that such voter may either notify the board
of elections of his new address or vote by paper ballot at  the  polling
place  for  his new address even if such voter has not re-registered, or

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


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