senate Bill S5478

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes the county seat in Allegany county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to elections
Mar 08, 2021 referred to elections

S5478 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:

S5478 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5478 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5478 (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
                               March 8, 2021
 Introduced  by Sen. BORRELLO -- 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 Allegany county to have at least one polling place designated
   for early voting

   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 ALLEGANY  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 plac-
 es  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
   § 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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