senate Bill S5450A

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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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 19, 2021 print number 5450a
May 19, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
Mar 05, 2021 referred to elections

S5450 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7249
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

S5450 - Summary

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

S5450 - Sponsor Memo

S5450 - 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


S5450A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7249
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

S5450A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5450A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5450A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5450--A
 
                        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  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 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 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, 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 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.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10370-03-1

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