|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 20, 2022||referred to elections|
senate Bill S8034
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8034 (ACTIVE) - Details
S8034 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8034 SPONSOR: OBERACKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to requiring the county seat in Herkimer county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting PURPOSE: To ensure that there is an accessible early voting site in Herkimer County SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 Adds the county seat in Herkimer county as a polling place for early voting for election districts within such county, Section 2 is the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
S8034 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8034 I N S E N A T E January 20, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. OBERACKER -- 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 Herkimer 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. Subdivision 2 of section 8-600 of the election law, as amended by chapter 781 of the laws of 2021, is amended to read as follows: 2. (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. (b) The largest city in the county or, if there is no city in the county, the municipality with the highest population in each county based on the latest federal decennial census, or the county seat in Washington county, OR THE COUNTY SEAT IN HERKIMER COUNTY, shall have at least one polling place designated for early voting, and to the extent practicable if such city or municipality has public transportation routes, such polling place shall be situated along such transportation routes. (c) In counties with at least five hundred thousand registered voters, there shall be so designated at least one early voting polling place for every full increment of forty thousand registered voters. (d) In all other counties with less than five hundred thousand regis- tered voters, there shall be so designated at least one early voting polling place for every full increment of thirty thousand registered voters; provided, however, the number of early voting polling places in counties with less than five hundred thousand registered voters shall not be required to be greater than ten nor less than one. (e) For any special, primary or run-off primary election at which no voters of the municipality with the highest population within the county are eligible to vote, the board of elections may, in lieu of having an early voting polling place in such municipality, designate a polling EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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