STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
January 4, 2023
Introduced by Sen. MAY -- 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 establishing portable
polling locations for early voting
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 8-600 of the election law is amended by adding a
2 new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
3 2-a. (a) In addition to the designation of polling places required by
4 subdivision two of this section, a county board of elections may estab-
5 lish one or more portable polling locations for purposes of early
6 voting, provided that the maximum number of locations a county may
7 establish for such portable polling locations shall be determined by the
8 state board of elections based on population. The designation and
9 location of any portable polling place shall be made no later than four-
10 teen days before an election.
11 (b) Locations for portable polling locations for early voting shall be
12 selected to provide the maximum number of voters in a county with
13 adequate access to early voting, taking into consideration population
14 density, travel time to the polling place, proximity to other early
15 voting poll sites, public transportation routes, commuter traffic
16 patterns and such other factors the board of elections deems appropri-
17 ate. Such location or locations shall be included as part of the commu-
18 nication plan developed by each board of elections pursuant to subdivi-
19 sion five of this section.
20 (c) Locations for portable polling locations for early voting shall be
21 operational for no fewer than three consecutive days.
22 (d) No portable polling location for early voting established by this
23 subdivision shall replace or otherwise decrease the number of polling
24 places for early voting required by subdivision two of this section.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
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1 (e) For the purposes of early voting at portable polling locations,
2 any ballots cast at such portable polling locations shall comply with
3 the provisions of subdivision six of this section.
4 § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
5 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.