Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Jacobson gets first bill through Assembly

Jacobson (file) - greater efficiency

ALBANY – Freshman Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson (D, Newburgh) passed his first bill as the prime sponsor.

The measure, which allows for more flexibility in accountability practices at polling places, provides that county boards of elections will no longer be required to have perforated ballots with numbered stubs, provided that alternative accountability measures are undertaken in accordance with state board of elections rules.

Jacobson, who is chairman of the Election Day Operations subcommittee, said the bill updates the election law and allows county boards to fully take advantage of the new technology for greater efficiency and cost savings.

The new on-demand printers, which will be used during early voting, will enable boards of elections to print those ballots as necessary at the polling site and avoid ordering ballots.

Early voting will begin 10 days before Election Day, November 5, this year.

The bill is waiting action in the State Senate.


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