senate Bill S6504

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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May 04, 2021 referred to elections

S6504 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S6504 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6504 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6504 (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
                                May 4, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  O'MARA -- 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  Steuben 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 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 STEUBEN COUNTY, shall have at least one poll-
 ing 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 incre-
 ment  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.


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