senate Bill S6925

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the location of early voting polling sites

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2020 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.7
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Dec 20, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 9, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S6925
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

nay (2)

Jan 9, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S6925
12
5
committee
12
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Rules Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

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S6925 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

S6925 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that certain cities and towns shall have early voting poll sites within their boundaries and, where practicable, that such sites shall be situated along public transportation routes.

S6925 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6925 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6925

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 the location of polling
  sites for early voting in certain cities and towns

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision 2 of section 8-600 of the
election law, as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (d) Polling places for early voting shall be located so that voters in
the county have adequate and equitable access, taking into consideration
population density, travel time to the polling place, proximity to other
early  voting poll sites, public transportation routes, commuter traffic
patterns  and  such  other  factors  the  board   of   elections   deems
appropriate;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT IN CITIES AND TOWNS WITH A POPU-
LATION OF MORE THAN FIFTY THOUSAND BUT LESS THAN  ONE  HUNDRED  THOUSAND
BASED  ON  THE  LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS, EACH SUCH CITY AND TOWN
MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE WITHIN ITS BOUNDARIES,
AND, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, IF SUCH  CITIES  OR  TOWNS  HAVE  PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION  ROUTES,  SUCH POLLING PLACE SHALL BE SITUATED ALONG SUCH
TRANSPORTATION ROUTES. The provisions of section 4-104 of this  chapter,
except  subdivisions  four  and five of such section, shall apply to the
designation of polling places for early voting except to the extent such
provisions are inconsistent with this section.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14366-03-9

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