senate Bill S4306B

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.709
substituted for a5424a
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1684
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 07, 2021 print number 4306b
Jun 07, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to elections
May 07, 2021 print number 4306a
May 07, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to elections
Feb 03, 2021 referred to elections

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S4306 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5424
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9076

S4306 - 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.

S4306 - Sponsor Memo

S4306 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4306
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS,  BROOKS, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, MAY,
   SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- 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 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.

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S4306A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5424
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9076

S4306A - 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.

S4306A - Sponsor Memo

S4306A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4306--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS,  BROOKS, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, MAY,
   SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and  when
   printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Elections -- 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 at
   least one early voting polling place for every full increment of thir-
   ty-five thousand registered voters in each county and to expand  poll-
   ing site hours of operation during early voting
 
   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 74 of the laws of 2021, 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, or the county seat in Washington coun-
 ty, shall have at least one polling place designated for  early  voting,
 and  to the extent practicable if such municipality has public transpor-
 tation routes, such polling place shall be situated along such transpor-
 tation routes. There shall be so designated at least  one  early  voting
 polling  place  for every full increment of [fifty] THIRTY-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

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03251-04-1

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S4306B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5424
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9076

S4306B (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.

S4306B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4306B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4306--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BROOKS, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, MANNION,
   MAY,  SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections --  commit-
   tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
   mitted to  said  committee  --  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]
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03251-13-1

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