senate Bill S6926A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes portable polling locations for early voting

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • 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.8
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Jan 03, 2020 print number 6926a
Jan 03, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Dec 23, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 9, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S6926A
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Jan 9, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S6926A
12
5
committee
12
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Rules Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S6926 - Details

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

S6926 - Summary

Establishes portable polling locations for early voting; provides that a county board of elections may establish two or more portable polling locations.

S6926 - Sponsor Memo

S6926 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6926

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  establishing  mobile
  polling places for early voting

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

  Section 1. Section 8-600 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A.  (A) IN ADDITION TO THE DESIGNATION OF POLLING PLACES REQUIRED BY
SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS MAY  ESTAB-
LISH  TWO  OR MORE LOCATIONS FOR MOBILE POLLING PLACES FOR EARLY VOTING,
PROVIDED THAT THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF LOCATIONS A COUNTY MAY ESTABLISH FOR
SUCH MOBILE POLLING PLACES SHALL BE DETERMINED BY  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF
ELECTIONS BASED ON POPULATION.
  (B)  LOCATIONS  FOR  MOBILE  POLLING  PLACES FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE
SELECTED TO PROVIDE THE MAXIMUM  NUMBER  OF  VOTERS  IN  A  COUNTY  WITH
ADEQUATE  ACCESS  TO  EARLY VOTING, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION POPULATION
DENSITY, TRAVEL TIME TO THE POLLING  PLACE,  PROXIMITY  TO  OTHER  EARLY
VOTING  POLL  SITES,  PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION  ROUTES,  COMMUTER  TRAFFIC
PATTERNS AND SUCH OTHER FACTORS THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  DEEMS  APPROPRI-
ATE.
  (C)  LOCATIONS  FOR  MOBILE  POLLING  PLACES FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE
OPERATIONAL FOR NO FEWER THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
  (D) NO MOBILE POLLING PLACE  FOR  EARLY  VOTING  ESTABLISHED  BY  THIS
SUBDIVISION  SHALL  REPLACE  OR OTHERWISE DECREASE THE NUMBER OF POLLING
PLACES FOR EARLY VOTING REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14353-01-9

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S6926A (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6926A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes portable polling locations for early voting; provides that a county board of elections may establish two or more portable polling locations.

S6926A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6926A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6926--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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 establishing portable
  polling locations for early voting

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

  Section  1.  Section  8-600 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
  2-A. (A) IN ADDITION TO THE DESIGNATION OF POLLING PLACES REQUIRED  BY
SUBDIVISION  TWO OF THIS SECTION, A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS MAY ESTAB-
LISH TWO OR MORE  PORTABLE  POLLING  LOCATIONS  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  EARLY
VOTING,  PROVIDED  THAT  THE  MAXIMUM  NUMBER  OF LOCATIONS A COUNTY MAY
ESTABLISH FOR SUCH PORTABLE POLLING LOCATIONS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE
STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS BASED ON POPULATION.
  (B) LOCATIONS FOR PORTABLE POLLING LOCATIONS FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE
SELECTED TO PROVIDE THE MAXIMUM  NUMBER  OF  VOTERS  IN  A  COUNTY  WITH
ADEQUATE  ACCESS  TO  EARLY VOTING, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION POPULATION
DENSITY, TRAVEL TIME TO THE POLLING  PLACE,  PROXIMITY  TO  OTHER  EARLY
VOTING  POLL  SITES,  PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION  ROUTES,  COMMUTER  TRAFFIC
PATTERNS AND SUCH OTHER FACTORS THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  DEEMS  APPROPRI-
ATE.
  (C) LOCATIONS FOR PORTABLE POLLING LOCATIONS FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE
OPERATIONAL FOR NO FEWER THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
  (D)  NO PORTABLE POLLING LOCATION FOR EARLY VOTING ESTABLISHED BY THIS
SUBDIVISION SHALL REPLACE OR OTHERWISE DECREASE THE  NUMBER  OF  POLLING
PLACES FOR EARLY VOTING REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  (E)  FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF EARLY VOTING AT PORTABLE POLLING LOCATIONS,
ANY BALLOTS CAST AT SUCH PORTABLE POLLING LOCATIONS  SHALL  COMPLY  WITH
THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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