Bill Text: NY A04068 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Provides that primary elections shall be conducted between 6:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-2)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - enacting clause stricken [A04068 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A04068-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 1, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. GALEF, D. ROSENTHAL, DICKENS, JAFFEE, DE LA ROSA,
          LAWRENCE  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. SIMON, THIELE -- read once
          and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee discharged,
          bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
        AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to establishing uniform
          hours during which the polls are open during primary elections
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 8-100 of the election law, as
     2  amended by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
     3    2. Polls shall be open for voting during the following hours: a prima-
     4  ry election from [twelve o'clock noon until nine o'clock in the evening,
     5  except in the city of New York and  the  counties  of  Nassau,  Suffolk,
     6  Westchester,  Rockland,  Orange,  Putnam, Dutchess and Erie, and in such
     7  city or county from] six o'clock in the morning until  nine  o'clock  in
     8  the  evening; the general election from six o'clock in the morning until
     9  nine o'clock in the evening; a special election called by  the  governor
    10  pursuant  to  the public officers law, and, except as otherwise provided
    11  by law, every other election, from six o'clock in the morning until nine
    12  o'clock in the evening. Early voting  times  shall  be  as  provided  in
    13  section 8-600 of this article.
    14    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    15  ing the date on which it shall have become a law and shall apply to  any
    16  election held on and after 120 days after such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.