assembly Bill A7186

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the number of early voting polling sites

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 20, 2022 print number 7186a
Jan 20, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Apr 29, 2021 referred to election law

A7186 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9792

A7186 - Summary

Relates to the number of early voting poll sites in certain cities and towns; requires, where practicable, that such sites shall be situated along public transportation routes.

A7186 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7186
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to the number of polling
   sites for early voting in certain cities and towns
 
   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 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 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 thousand voters shall have at least
 one early voting polling place.
   IN CITIES OR TOWNS WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN  ONE  HUNDRED  THOU-
 SAND,  BUT  LESS  THAN ONE MILLION BASED ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL
 CENSUS, THERE SHALL BE AT LEAST ONE EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE FOR EVERY
 FULL INCREMENT OF FIFTY THOUSAND PERSONS IN SUCH CITIES AND TOWNS  BASED
 ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF
 EARLY  VOTING  POLLING  PLACES  IN  EACH SUCH CITY AND TOWN SHALL NOT BE
 REQUIRED TO BE GREATER THAN ELEVEN, AND TO THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE,  IF
 SUCH  CITIES  OR  TOWNS  HAVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES, SUCH POLLING
 PLACES SHALL BE SITUATED ALONG SUCH TRANSPORTATION ROUTES.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

Co-Sponsors

A7186A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A9792

A7186A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the number of early voting poll sites in certain cities and towns; requires, where practicable, that such sites shall be situated along public transportation routes.

A7186A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7186--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on  Election  Law  --  recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in
   accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee

 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the number  of  polling
   sites for early voting in certain cities and towns
 
   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 amended by chapter 781 of the laws of 2021, is amended
 to read as follows:
   (a) (I) 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.
   (II) IN CITIES OR TOWNS WITH A POPULATION OF  MORE  THAN  ONE  HUNDRED
 THOUSAND, BUT LESS THAN ONE MILLION BASED ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNI-
 AL  CENSUS,  THERE  SHALL BE AT LEAST ONE EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE FOR
 EVERY FULL INCREMENT OF FIFTY THOUSAND PERSONS IN SUCH CITIES AND  TOWNS
 BASED  ON  THE  LATEST  FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE
 NUMBER OF EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACES IN EACH SUCH CITY AND  TOWN  SHALL
 NOT  BE  REQUIRED TO BE GREATER THAN ELEVEN, AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICA-
 BLE, IF SUCH CITIES OR TOWNS HAVE  PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION  ROUTES,  SUCH
 POLLING PLACES SHALL BE SITUATED ALONG SUCH TRANSPORTATION ROUTES.
   §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
 manner as chapter 781 of the laws of 2021, takes effect.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06622-04-2