assembly Bill A5424A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the "Make Voting Easy Act" to require the board of elections to designate at least one early voting polling place for every thirty thousand registered voters in each county

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Current Bill Status Via S4306 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.709
substituted for a5424a
Jun 10, 2021 substituted by s4306b
Jun 09, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.709
rules report cal.709
reported
reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
Jun 07, 2021 print number 5424a
Jun 07, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Feb 16, 2021 referred to election law

A5424 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4306
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9076

A5424 - Summary

Enacts the "Make Voting Easy Act"; requires the board of elections to designate a number of early voting polling places based on the number of registered voters in each county; relates to the hours polls are open for early voting.

A5424 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5424
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to enacting the "Make
   Voting Easy Act" to require that the board of elections  designate  at
   least one early voting polling place for every full increment of twen-
   ty-five thousand registered voters in each county
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "Make Voting Easy Act".
   §  2.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 8-600 of the election
 law, as amended by chapter 344 of the laws of 2020, 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] TWENTY-FIVE 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 ten unless required by any other
 provision of law, and] a county  with  fewer  than  [fifty]  TWENTY-FIVE
 thousand voters shall have at least one early voting polling place.
   §  3.  Paragraph (c) of subdivision 4 of section 8-600 of the election
 law, as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, is amended  to  read  as
 follows:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03251-03-1

A5424A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4306
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9076

A5424A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Make Voting Easy Act"; requires the board of elections to designate a number of early voting polling places based on the number of registered voters in each county; relates to the hours polls are open for early voting.

A5424A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5424--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. TAYLOR -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  enacting  the  "Make
   Voting  Easy  Act"  to require that the board of elections designate a
   number of early voting polling places based on the  number  of  regis-
   tered voters in each county
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "Make Voting Easy Act".
   § 2. Subdivision 2 of section 8-600 of the election law, as  added  by
 chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 74 of
 the  laws  of  2021, paragraph (b) as added and paragraphs (c), (d), and
 (e) as relettered by chapter 110 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read
 as follows:
   2. (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].
   (B) THE LARGEST CITY IN THE COUNTY OR, IF THERE  IS  NO  CITY  IN  THE
 COUNTY,  THE  municipality  with  the  highest population in each county
 based on the latest federal decennial census,  or  the  county  seat  in
 Washington  county, shall have at least one polling place designated for
 early voting, and to the extent practicable if such CITY OR municipality
 has public transportation routes, such polling place shall  be  situated
 along such transportation routes. [There]
   (C) IN COUNTIES WITH AT LEAST FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND REGISTERED VOTERS,
 THERE shall be so designated at least one early voting polling place for
 every  full  increment  of  [fifty] FORTY thousand registered voters [in
 each county; provided, however,].
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.