N.Y. Election Law Section 3-406
Election inspectors and poll clerks

  • additional


Each board of elections shall establish a list of persons duly qualified to serve as election inspectors, which list shall be known as the “Additional Inspector List”, in such number of persons as the board shall determine. Such a list shall be equally divided between the major political parties. Appointments under this section shall be made in the manner provided for the appointment of regular election inspectors and for a like term.


Any person serving as an additional inspector of elections may, at the direction of the board of elections, be assigned to any election district or transferred from one election district to another after he has entered upon the performance of his duties on a day of registration or election.


Any person designated to the additional inspectors list shall meet the requirements for regular election inspectors and may be removed in the same manner as any election inspector.


If the board of elections shall determine that a vacancy exists upon any board of inspectors or that any election inspector or poll clerk is absent, and that no qualified voter has been appointed pursuant to this chapter to act in place of such election inspector or poll clerk, or to relieve any qualified voter who has been so appointed, it shall forthwith direct a person appointed pursuant to this section to act in place of the absent election inspector or poll clerk or qualified voter so appointed until such absent election inspector or his appointed successor shall appear; provided, however, that the additional election inspector so appointed shall be a designee of the same political party as the election inspector in whose place he shall act. The board of elections shall provide suitable identification for every additional election inspector to present to the chairman of the board before entering upon the duties of such office.


Additional inspectors shall be paid by the county in which they serve in an amount fixed by the board of elections.

Source: Section 3-406 — Election inspectors and poll clerks; additional, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/3-406 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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