Senate Bill S6930

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to designating early polling places

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

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

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2019-S6930 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-104, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2021-2022: S1039, A7580
2023-2024: S1148, A10504

2019-S6930 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to designating early polling places.

2019-S6930 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2019-S6930 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             December 30, 2019
 Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 designating early poll-
   ing places

   Section  1. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 4-104 of the election law,
 subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 5 of the laws of 2019  and  subdivi-
 sion  3  as  amended  by chapter 694 of the laws of 1989, are amended to
 read as follows:
   1. Every board of elections shall, in  consultation  with  each  city,
 town and village, designate the polling places in each election district
 in  which  the  meetings  for  the  registration  of voters, and for any
 election may be held. The board of trustees of  each  village  in  which
 general  and  special  village  elections  conducted  by  the  board  of
 elections are held at a time other than the time of a  general  election
 shall submit such a list of polling places for such village elections to
 the  board  of  elections.  A polling place may be located in a building
 owned by a religious organization or used by it as a place  of  worship.
 If  such  a  building  is designated as a polling place, it shall not be
 required to be open for voter registration on any Saturday  if  this  is
 contrary to the religious beliefs of the religious organization. In such
 a  situation,  the  board  of  elections  shall  designate  an alternate
 location to be used for voter registration. Such polling places must  be
 designated  by March fifteenth, of each year, and shall be effective for
 one year thereafter. Such a list required to be submitted by  a  village
 board  of  trustees  must  be submitted at least four months before each
 general village election and shall be effective until four months before
 the subsequent general village election. [No place in which  a  business
 licensed  to  sell  alcoholic  beverages  for on premises consumption is
 conducted on any day of local registration or  of  voting  shall  be  so

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


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