senate Bill S1485

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the number of early voting polling sites

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2021 1st report cal.874
Jan 12, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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May 3, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S1485
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Nay
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Elections Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

nay (2)

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S1485 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7186
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6923, A9792

S1485 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1485 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1485 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1485
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. GAUGHRAN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, KAPLAN -- 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 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.

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