New York Election Law
Duties of Village Clerk
1. In addition to any duties of the village clerk specified in this chapter and the village law, the village clerk shall be the election officer of the village and shall have the responsibility for the general conduct of all village elections and shall have vested in him all authority, consistent with this chapter which may be reasonable and necessary to provide for the proper and orderly conduct of such elections and the proceedings preliminary and subsequent thereto.
2. The police department and the officers and members of such police department, if any, the office of the sheriff in a county in which a village or part of a village is located or any police agency or department charged with the responsibility of law enforcement in any county in which a village or part of a village is located shall, whenever called upon by the village clerk, render to such village clerk all practicable assistance in the enforcement of this chapter. Such assistance shall be rendered to the village clerk at no charge to the village. Such assistance shall include, but not be limited to:
a. the police telephone service;
b. the investigation of any registrant or any applicant for an absentee ballot to determine his qualifications to be registered or vote, and
c. the maintenance of order, regulation of traffic and the control of crowds on any day or days designated for voter registration and voting.