senate Bill S6449

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes consolidation of certain voting districts with a small number of eligible voters

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Current Bill Status Via A3543 - 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
Oct 30, 2019 signed chap.438
Oct 21, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1721
substituted for s6449
Jun 19, 2019 substituted by a3543
ordered to third reading cal.1721
Jun 11, 2019 referred to rules

S6449 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-104, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

S6449 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes consolidation of certain voting districts with a small number of eligible voters; such district must have fewer than ten eligible voters.

S6449 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6449 (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

                              June 11, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  authorizing  consol-
  idation  of  certain  voting districts with a small number of eligible


  Section  1.  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
election, including the persons eligible to vote in such first mentioned
districts, is not more than five hundred. The inspectors of election and
poll  clerks,  if any, of such other election district shall also act in
all respects as the election officers for such first mentioned districts
and no other inspectors shall be appointed to serve in or for such first
mentioned districts. A separate poll ledger or computer generated regis-
tration list, separate voting machine or ballots and separate canvass of
results shall be provided for such  first  mentioned  districts,  except
that if the candidates and ballot proposals to be voted on by the voters
of such districts are the same, the election districts shall be combined

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


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