N.Y. Election Law Section 8-300

  • manner of


The inspectors shall admit within the voting area only two voters at a time for each ballot scanner, ballot marking device, or privacy booth and shall ascertain whether each such voter is entitled to vote. If he or she is found to be entitled to vote, he or she shall be permitted to proceed to the ballot scanner, ballot marking device, or privacy booth to vote.


The operating of the ballot scanner by the voter while voting or the use of a privacy booth or ballot marking device for marking a ballot shall be secret and obscured from all other persons except as provided by this chapter in cases of voting by assisted voters or in cases of children under the age of sixteen accompanying their voting parents or guardians.


No voter shall remain within a privacy booth or at a ballot scanner longer than a reasonable amount of time and if he or she shall refuse to leave after the lapse of such time, he or she shall be removed by the inspectors.

Source: Section 8-300 — Voting; manner of, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/8-300 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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