senate Bill S4866

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the board of elections to provide email notifications to voters whenever they change the location of a polling place

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 28, 2020 committed to rules
Feb 12, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2020 1st report cal.375
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 18, 2019 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 10, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 09, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 08, 2019 1st report cal.374
Mar 28, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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Feb 10, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S4866
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Elections committee vote details

Elections Committee Vote: Feb 10, 2020

nay (1)

Apr 8, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S4866
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Elections committee vote details

Elections Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

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S4866 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3853
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-104 & 5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3820
2015-2016: S1497, A9901
2017-2018: S1824, A3979
2021-2022: S259, A6493

S4866 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections to provide email notifications to voters whenever they change the location of a polling place.

S4866 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4866 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4866
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 28, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to email notification of a
   change in location of a polling place
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  4-104 of the election law is
 amended to read as follows:
   2. If the board of elections, after designating a polling  place,  and
 after  sending  written  notice of such polling place to each registered
 voter, designates an alternative polling place, it must, at  least  five
 days  before the next election or day for registration, send by mail AND
 EMAIL a written notice to each registered voter notifying him OR HER  of
 the changed location of such polling place. If such notice is not possi-
 ble  the  board  of  elections  must  provide for an alternative form of
 notice to be given to voters at the location  of  the  previous  polling
 place.
   §  2.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of section 4-104 of the election
 law, as amended by chapter 95 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as
 follows:
   (a) Whenever the number of voters eligible to vote in an  election  in
 any election district is less than one hundred, the polling place desig-
 nated  for  such district may be the polling place of any other district
 which could properly be designated as the polling  place  of  the  first
 mentioned  district  pursuant  to the provisions of this chapter, except
 that the polling place designated for any such district may be the poll-
 ing place of any other district in such city or town provided  that  the
 distance  from  such  first  mentioned district to the polling place for
 such other district is not unreasonable pursuant to rules or regulations
 prescribed by the state board of elections and provided that  the  total
 number  of  persons  eligible  to  vote  in  such other district in such

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

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