assembly Bill A8610A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring municipalities with the highest population in each county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 10, 2020 print number 8610a
Jan 10, 2020 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 08, 2020 referred to election law
Oct 02, 2019 referred to election law

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A8610 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6754
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

A8610 - Summary

Requires municipalities with the highest population in each county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting.

A8610 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8610

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. McDONALD, FAHY -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  munici-
  palities  with  the highest population in each county to have at least
  one polling place designated for early voting

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  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:
  (a)  The  board  of elections shall designate polling places for early
voting, which may include the offices of the  board  of  elections,  for
persons  to  vote  early pursuant to this title; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
THE MUNICIPALITY WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION IN EACH COUNTY  SHALL  HAVE
AT  LEAST  ONE  POLLING  PLACE  DESIGNATED FOR EARLY VOTING, AND IF SUCH
MUNICIPALITY HAS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES, SUCH POLLING PLACE  SHALL
BE  SITUATED  ALONG SUCH TRANSPORTATION ROUTES. There shall be so desig-
nated at least one early voting polling place for every  full  increment
of  fifty  thousand registered voters in each county; provided, however,
the number of early voting polling places  in  a  county  shall  not  be
required  to  be  greater than seven, and a county with fewer than fifty
thousand voters shall have at least one early voting polling place.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13799-01-9

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Multi-Sponsors

A8610A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6754
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

A8610A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires municipalities with the highest population in each county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting.

A8610A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8610--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             October 2, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. McDONALD, FAHY, D'URSO, ENGLEBRIGHT, GRIFFIN,
  JAFFEE, ROZIC, JACOBSON, DeSTEFANO, SEAWRIGHT, MOSLEY,  THIELE,  GALEF
  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. LAWRENCE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Election Law -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on
  Election  Law  in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  munici-
  palities  with  the highest population in each county to have at least
  one polling place designated for early voting

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  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:
  (a)  The  board  of elections shall designate polling places for early
voting, which may include the offices of the  board  of  elections,  for
persons  to  vote  early pursuant to this title; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
THE MUNICIPALITY WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION IN EACH COUNTY BASED ON THE
LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST  ONE  POLLING  PLACE
DESIGNATED FOR EARLY VOTING, AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE IF SUCH MUNI-
CIPALITY  HAS  PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES, SUCH POLLING PLACE SHALL BE
SITUATED ALONG SUCH TRANSPORTATION ROUTES. There shall be so  designated
at  least  one  early  voting  polling place for every full increment of
fifty thousand registered voters in each county; provided, however,  the
number  of early voting polling places in a county shall not be required
to be greater than [seven] TEN UNLESS REQUIRED BY ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
LAW, and a county with fewer than fifty thousand voters  shall  have  at
least one early voting polling place.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

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