ASSEMBLY, No. 4655
with Assembly Floor Amendments
(Proposed by Assemblywoman REYNOLDS-JACKSON)
ADOPTED: MARCH 1, 2021
These Assembly amendments provide an exemption to the prohibition against a law enforcement officer from remaining or standing within 100 feet of a polling place or ballot drop box. The amendments provide an exception to a law enforcement officer who is (1) voting in a personal capacity at the polling place or ballot drop box, or (2) who is traveling to and from, or remaining within, their personal residence located within 100 feet of a polling place or ballot drop box.
The amendments require the district board of elections to notify the county board of elections or superintendent of elections, instead of the Secretary of State, when a law enforcement officer is detailed or assigned to the polling place following a summons. The county board of elections or superintendent of elections would then promptly notify the Secretary of State of that detail or assignment.
The amendments also authorizes the Secretary of State to promulgate regulations.