senate Bill S6754A

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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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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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.3
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Dec 30, 2019 print number 6754a
Dec 30, 2019 amend and recommit to rules
Sep 30, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 9, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S6754A
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

S6754A
13
5
committee
13
Aye
5
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6754 - Details

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

S6754 - Summary

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

S6754 - Sponsor Memo

S6754 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6754

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- 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  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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S6754A (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6754A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6754A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6754A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6754--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  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.
                                                           LBD13799-02-9

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