assembly Bill A4568

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes portable polling locations for early voting

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Feb 04, 2021 referred to election law

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A4568 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S557
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6926

A4568 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A4568 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   4568
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 4, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 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  ONE  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.  THE DESIGNATION AND
 LOCATION OF ANY PORTABLE POLLING PLACE SHALL BE MADE NO LATER THAN FOUR-
 TEEN DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION.
   (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.  SUCH LOCATION OR LOCATIONS SHALL BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE COMMU-
 NICATION PLAN DEVELOPED BY EACH BOARD OF ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO  SUBDIVI-
 SION FIVE OF THIS SECTION.
   (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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04738-02-1