senate Bill S518A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the number and location of early voting polling sites

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
May 05, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2021 1st report cal.870
Apr 27, 2021 print number 518a
Apr 27, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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May 3, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S518A
4
0
committee
4
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

aye (4)

Co-Sponsors

S518 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6922

S518 - Summary

Relates to the number and location of early voting poll sites in certain counties.

S518 - Sponsor Memo

S518 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    518
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  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 counties

   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 added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, 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. There shall be  so  desig-
 nated  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 [seven] TEN UNLESS  REQUIRED  BY  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISION  OF  LAW,  and  PROVIDED FURTHER THAT a county with fewer than
 fifty thousand voters shall have  at  least  one  early  voting  polling
 place;  AND  PROVIDED  FURTHER THAT IN COUNTIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE
 MILLION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND OR MORE BASED ON THE  LATEST  FEDERAL
 DECENNIAL CENSUS, BUT OUTSIDE CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR
 MORE BASED ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS, EACH TOWN AND CITY IN
 SUCH COUNTIES SHALL HAVE AT LEAST ONE POLLING PLACE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01512-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S518A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6922

S518A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the number and location of early voting poll sites in certain counties.

S518A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S518A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  518--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAPLAN,  BROOKS, 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 the number  of  polling
   sites for early voting in certain counties
 
   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 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 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 PROVIDED FURTHER THAT
 a county with fewer than fifty thousand voters shall have at  least  one
 early voting polling place; AND PROVIDED FURTHER THAT IN COUNTIES WITH A
 POPULATION  OF  ONE  MILLION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND OR MORE BASED ON
 THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS, BUT OUTSIDE  CITIES  WITH  A  POPU-
 LATION  OF  ONE  MILLION  OR  MORE BASED ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL
 CENSUS, EACH TOWN AND CITY IN SUCH COUNTIES  SHALL  HAVE  AT  LEAST  ONE
 POLLING PLACE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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