N.Y. County Law Section 102
Procedure on mandatory and permissive referendum


The resolution shall recite the form of the proposition, which shall contain a brief statement of the text of the resolution together with its number. The clerk of the board of supervisors shall transmit such proposition forthwith to the board of elections of the county. A sufficient number of copies of such proposition and abstract shall be printed and made available to the electors at the time of registration or otherwise in advance of the election, and in addition, a sufficient number of copies shall be delivered with the other election supplies, and distributed to the electors at the election. If there be more than one such proposition to be voted upon at such election, each proposition shall be separately and consecutively numbered.


The board of elections shall cause any such proposition to be submitted to the qualified electors of the county in the manner provided in the election law. The method and manner of submission, preparation and provision of ballots and ballot labels, use of voting machines, qualification of voters, correcting registers, and conducting the election, canvassing the result and making and filing the returns, and all other procedure with reference to the submission of any such proposition, shall be the same as in the case of any other proposition to be submitted to the electors of a county at a general or special election as provided by law. If a majority of the votes cast on any such proposition shall be in the affirmative, the resolution shall be approved.

Source: Section 102 — Procedure on mandatory and permissive referendum, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CNT/102 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 8, 2024).

Jun. 8, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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