senate Bill S1550

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the number of days permitted for early voting

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2021 referred to elections

S1550 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

S1550 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the number of days permitted for early voting; permits early voting beginning on the seventeenth day prior to any general, primary, run-off primary or special election.

S1550 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1550 (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 13, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 increasing  the  number
   of days permitted for early voting
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8-600  of  the  election  law,  as
 added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  Beginning the [tenth] SEVENTEENTH day prior to any general, prima-
 ry, run-off primary pursuant to subdivision one of section 6-162 of this
 chapter or special election for any public or party position except  for
 such  an  election  held pursuant to title two of article six or article
 fifteen of this chapter, and ending on  and  including  the  second  day
 prior  to such general, primary, run-off primary or special election for
 such public office or party position, persons duly registered and eligi-
 ble to vote at such election shall be permitted to vote as  provided  in
 this  title.  The board of elections shall establish procedures, subject
 to approval of the state board of elections, to ensure that persons  who
 vote  during  the  early  voting  period  shall not be permitted to vote
 subsequently in the same election.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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