senate Bill S5450

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the county seat in St. Lawrence county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Mar 05, 2021 referred to elections

S5450 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S5450 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the county seat in St. Lawrence county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting and to the extent practicable if such municipality has public transportation routes, such polling place shall be situated along such transportation routes.

S5450 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5450 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5450
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- 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  requiring  the  county
   seat  in  Saint  Lawrence  county  to  have at least one polling place
   designated for early voting

   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, OR THE COUNTY SEAT  IN  SAINT  LAWRENCE
 COUNTY,  shall  have  at  least  one  polling place designated for early
 voting, and to the extent practicable if such  municipality  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 regis-
 tered 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.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10370-01-1


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