N.Y. Election Law Section 5-228

  • certificates of local registration


At the close of local registration, each board of inspectors shall mail, or, if the board of elections directs, shall deliver to the board of elections a certificate, signed by the members of such board, stating the name, present residence address of each registrant and such other information as the board of elections shall require and a certificate stating the name and address of each person whom the board refused to register for any reason other than that he was already registered, and, in each instance, the reason for such refusal. The names and addresses shall be entered on such certificates during the day of registration as the voters concerned are registered or refused registration.


At the end of each period of local registration, the board of inspectors shall sign a certificate containing a tabulation of the following information:


The total number of voters registered on each day of local registration;


The total number of voters registered during such period of registration;


Such other information as shall be deemed appropriate by the county board of elections and the state board of elections. Such certificate shall be mailed or delivered to the board of elections as it may direct, by the board taking registrations. In any city having therein an office of the board of elections, the board of elections may direct that such certificate shall be delivered to the police at the place of registration or the nearest police stationhouse. In such event, the police shall forthwith deliver the certificate to the board of elections at its nearest office.


The state board of elections shall prescribe the form of the certificates required by this section.

Source: Section 5-228 — Registration; certificates of local registration, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/5-228 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 5-228’s source at nysenate​.gov

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