N.Y. Election Law Section 4-134
Preparation and delivery of ballots, supplies and equipment for use at elections


1.

The board of elections shall deliver, at its office, to the clerk of each town or city in the county, except the cities of New York, Buffalo and Rochester and to the clerk of each village in the county in which elections are conducted by the board of elections, by the Saturday before the primary, general, village or other election for which they are required: the official and sample ballots; ledgers prepared for delivery in the manner provided in subdivision two of this section and containing the registration poll records of all persons entitled to vote at such election in such town, city or village, or computer generated registration lists containing the names of all persons entitled to vote at such election in such town, city or village; challenge reports prepared as directed by this chapter; sufficient applications for registration by mail; sufficient ledger seals and other supplies and equipment required by this article to be provided by the board of elections for each polling place in such town, city or village. The town, city or village clerk shall call at the office of such board of elections at such time and receive such ballots, supplies and equipment. In the cities of New York, Buffalo and Rochester the board of elections shall cause such ballots, supplies and equipment to be delivered to the board of inspectors of each election district approximately one-half hour before the opening of the polls for voting, and shall take receipts therefor.

2.

The board of elections shall provide for each election district a ledger or ledgers containing the registration poll records or lists with computer generated facsimile signatures, of all persons entitled to vote in such election district at such election. Such ledgers shall be labelled, sealed, locked and transported in locked carrying cases. After leaving the board of elections no such carrying case shall be unlocked except at the time and in the manner provided in this chapter.

3.

Each kind of official ballot shall be arranged in a package in the consecutive order of the numbers printed on the stubs thereof beginning with number one. All official and sample ballots for each election district shall be in separate sealed packages, clearly marked on the outside thereof, with the number and kind of ballots contained therein and indorsed with the designation of the election district for which they were prepared. The other supplies provided for each election district also shall be enclosed in a sealed package, or packages, with a label on the outside thereof showing the contents of each package.

4.

All such packages so received and marked for any election district shall be delivered unopened and with the seals thereof unbroken to the inspectors of election of such election districts at least one hour before the opening of the polls of such election therein, who shall give a receipt therefor specifying the number and kind of packages delivered.

5.

Town, city and village clerks required to provide official and sample ballots, registration records, seals, supplies and equipment, as described in this section, for town, city and village elections not conducted by the board of elections, shall in like manner, deliver them to the inspectors or presiding officers of the election at each polling place at which such meetings and elections are held, respectively, in like sealed packages marked on the outside in like manner, and shall take receipts therefor in like manner.

Source: Section 4-134 — Preparation and delivery of ballots, supplies and equipment for use at elections, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/4-134 (updated Apr. 29, 2022; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Apr. 29, 2022

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