N.Y. Election Law Section 4-118
Notice of primary election

  • publication of by board of elections


Each county board of elections shall publish in the week ending on the Saturday preceding a primary election a notice specifying the day of such primary election, the hours during which it will be held and the public offices for which nominations are to be made and the party positions which are to be filled at such primary elections. Such publication shall be in two newspapers published within the county. If the county contains a city or cities, at least one of such newspapers shall be published in the city, or the largest city, if there be more than one.


The board of elections of every county containing a city, other than the board of elections of the city of New York, shall publish on the day of each primary election, in two newspapers within each city in such county, representing the major political parties, a list of the polling places designated within such city, referring to the election districts by their numbers and wards or assembly districts. Such list shall identify those polling places which do not provide access to handicapped voters. If the newspaper is an evening newspaper, such notice shall be published on the day prior to such primary election. If in an election district the primary of a party is uncontested, such notice shall include, in a place where they clearly refer to the proper district and polling place, the words “........................(insert name of party) primary uncontested.” If in an election district the primaries of all parties are uncontested, such notice shall include, in lieu of the address of the polling place, the words “Polls not open. All primaries uncontested.” Such publication in such newspapers by the board of elections of the city of New York shall be at least one-half page in size and in lieu of the information otherwise required by this subdivision, shall set forth both in English and such other languages as such board deems appropriate the date of the election, the hours the polls are open and the phone number to call for information about location of polling places, their accessibility to the handicapped and any other subjects which such board deems appropriate.

Source: Section 4-118 — Notice of primary election; publication of by board of elections, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/4-118 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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