Senate Bill S1039

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to designating early polling places

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2021-S1039 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-104, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1039, A7580

2021-S1039 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to designating early polling places.

2021-S1039 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2021-S1039 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 6, 2021
   -- 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 designating early poll-
   ing places
   Section 1. Subdivisions 1 and 3 of section 4-104 of the election  law,
 subdivision  1  as amended by chapter 5 of the laws of 2019 and subdivi-
 sion 3 as amended by chapter 694 of the laws of  1989,  are  amended  to
 read as follows:
   1.  Every  board  of  elections shall, in consultation with each city,
 town and village, designate the polling places in each election district
 in which the meetings for  the  registration  of  voters,  and  for  any
 election  may  be  held.  The board of trustees of each village in which
 general  and  special  village  elections  conducted  by  the  board  of
 elections  are  held at a time other than the time of a general election
 shall submit such a list of polling places for such village elections to
 the board of elections. A polling place may be  located  in  a  building
 owned  by  a religious organization or used by it as a place of worship.
 If such a building is designated as a polling place,  it  shall  not  be
 required  to  be  open for voter registration on any Saturday if this is
 contrary to the religious beliefs of the religious organization. In such
 a situation,  the  board  of  elections  shall  designate  an  alternate
 location  to be used for voter registration. Such polling places must be
 designated by March fifteenth, of each year, and shall be effective  for
 one  year  thereafter. Such a list required to be submitted by a village
 board of trustees must be submitted at least  four  months  before  each
 general village election and shall be effective until four months before
 the  subsequent  general village election. [No place in which a business
 licensed to sell alcoholic beverages  for  on  premises  consumption  is

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


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