ALBANY – New legislation to help Board of Election offices across New York State offer more convenient early voting sites has been signed into law.
The act now directs local election officials to establish an early voting site for special, primary or run-off primary elections in the county’s most populous municipality where voters are eligible to participate.
Previously, during special elections, counties were required to establish sites in their most populated municipality, regardless of where the election was happening.
As a result, sites could be required in areas where there were no eligible voters in the election.
Now, Boards of Elections may establish polling sites in areas that are closest to the special election location.