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S01310 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1310
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 11, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  requiring  the  county
          seat  in  Washington  county to have at least one polling place desig-
          nated for early voting

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 8-600 of the
     2  election law, as added by a chapter of the laws of  2020,  amending  the
     3  election  law,  relating  to  requiring  municipalities with the highest
     4  population in each county to have at least one polling place  designated
     5  for early voting, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.8782 and A.
     6  8610-B, is amended to read as follows:
     7    (a)  The  board  of elections shall designate polling places for early
     8  voting, which may include the offices of the  board  of  elections,  for
     9  persons  to  vote  early pursuant to this title; provided, however, that
    10  the municipality with the highest population in each county based on the
    11  latest federal decennial census, or the county seat in Washington  coun-
    12  ty,  shall  have at least one polling place designated for early voting,
    13  and to the extent practicable if such municipality has public  transpor-
    14  tation routes, such polling place shall be situated along such transpor-
    15  tation  routes.  There  shall be so designated at least one early voting
    16  polling place for every full  increment  of  fifty  thousand  registered
    17  voters  in  each  county;  provided, however, the number of early voting
    18  polling places in a county shall not be required to be greater than  ten
    19  unless  required  by any other provision of law, and a county with fewer
    20  than fifty thousand voters shall have at least one early voting  polling
    21  place.
    22    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
    23  manner as a chapter of the laws  of  2020  amending  the  election  law,
    24  relating to requiring municipalities with the highest population in each
    25  county  to  have at least one polling place designated for early voting,
    26  as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.8782  and  A.  8610-B,  takes
    27  effect.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD07167-01-1
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