senate Bill S8034

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the county seat in Herkimer 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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Jan 20, 2022 referred to elections

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S8034 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8532
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

S8034 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S8034 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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