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A05451 Summary:

Amd §8-600, El L
Provides that certain cities and towns shall have early voting poll sites within their boundaries and, where practicable, that such sites shall be situated along public transportation routes.
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A05451 Actions:

02/16/2021referred to election law
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A05451 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 16, 2021
        Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the location of polling
          sites for early voting in certain cities and towns
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-600  of  the
     2  election  law,  as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    (d) Polling places for early voting shall be located so that voters in
     5  the county have adequate and equitable access, taking into consideration
     6  population density, travel time to the polling place, proximity to other
     7  early voting poll sites, public transportation routes, commuter  traffic
     8  patterns   and   such   other  factors  the  board  of  elections  deems
     9  appropriate; provided, however, that in cities and towns  with  a  popu-
    10  lation  of  more  than fifty thousand but less than one hundred thousand
    11  based on the latest federal decennial census, each such  city  and  town
    12  must have at least one early voting polling place within its boundaries,
    13  and,  to  the  extent  practicable,  if such cities or towns have public
    14  transportation routes, such polling place shall be situated  along  such
    15  transportation  routes. The provisions of section 4-104 of this chapter,
    16  except subdivisions four and five of such section, shall  apply  to  the
    17  designation of polling places for early voting except to the extent such
    18  provisions are inconsistent with this section.
    19    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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