Establishes a deadline for changing the location of a polling place for early voting by requiring that no location change may occur within forty-eight hours of the commencement of an early voting period unless there is a disaster or a declared state of emergency.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
April 25, 2023
Introduced by Sen. KAVANAGH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing a deadline
for changing the location of a polling place for an early voting peri-
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 8-600 of the election law is
2 amended by adding a new paragraph (f) to read as follows:
3 (f) If the location of an early voting polling place as designated
4 pursuant to paragraph (e) of this subdivision changes prior to such
5 early voting period, notice shall be provided to all affected eligible
6 voters no later than five days prior to such voting period in accordance
7 with the communication plan established pursuant to subdivision five of
8 this section or as soon as practicable if such location change occurs
9 within five days of the commencement of such early voting period;
10 provided, however, no such location change may occur within forty-eight
11 hours of such commencement unless there is any disaster within the mean-
12 ing of section 3-108 of this chapter or a declared state of emergency by
13 the governor or any court of competent jurisdiction in the county where
14 the polling place is located.
15 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.