Election Law Section 5-230
- disposition of records and supplies
1.At the end of each day of registration, the chairman of each board of inspectors shall deliver the ledgers locked in the carrying case, if any, the flag and all other supplies to the police at the place of registration, or, if directed, to the officer charged by this chapter with the duty of delivering such articles to the board. The police or such other officer shall return all such articles on the next day of registration to the chairman of such board at the place of registration immediately prior to the opening hour for registration.
2.If allowed by the board of elections, at the end of each day of registration, the chairman may, after locking and sealing the same, leave the registration poll records in the custody of a member of the board of one political party and the corresponding central file registration records with a member of the board of the opposite political party and himself retain custody of all other articles, or securely store such other articles in the place of registration if the same be a public building.
3.If allowed by the board of elections, at the end of each day of registration, the registration poll records and all other articles may be securely stored in the place of registration if the same be a public building.
4.At the close of the last day on which any board of inspectors is authorized to take registrations such board shall seal the ledgers and lock them in the carrying case; enclose all keys in a sealed package and enclose all executed forms in a sealed package. The chairman of such board shall deliver the sealed material, unused forms and all equipment and material furnished by the board of elections to a person designated by the board of elections to take custody of these items. The person designated shall deliver all such articles to the board of elections within twenty-four hours after the polls close.
5.The members of each board taking registrations shall sign all seals and shall affix their signatures to each in such a manner that the article sealed cannot be opened without breaking their signatures.
6.Any person receiving such supplies from the board of inspectors shall give to the person delivering such supplies a receipt therefor, which, if a ledger carrying case is included, shall certify that such case was locked at the time he received it.
Section 5-230 — Local registration; disposition of records and supplies,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/ELN/5-230 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).