N.Y. Election Law Section 9-120
Returns of canvass

  • generally

1.

Upon completing the canvass, the inspectors shall prepare their returns of the canvass on a printed form supplied to them by the board of elections. The results tape(s) and the tally sheet(s) for any office, party position or ballot proposal, if separate from such form, shall be securely attached by the chair or an inspector under the scrutiny of an inspector of the opposite party to such form returns and it shall not be necessary to transcribe information provided by such results tapes onto such form. Results tape(s) or a tally sheet(s), when so annexed, or forming part of the same paper as the return, shall be treated as part of the return. The inspectors, and clerks, if any, shall subscribe in ink the certificate at the end of the set of returns. Each set of returns shall be securely sealed in an envelope properly endorsed on the outside by the inspectors. At an election at which voting machines are not used, the ballot boxes, if any, supplied by the board of elections, may when securely locked be used instead of sealed envelopes.

2.

The form for the return or returns of the canvass shall be printed in a format approved by the state board of elections. The form of such return of canvass shall provide for the total number of votes for each candidate in each contest, or upon each ballot proposal, including the total number of unscanned voted ballots canvassed in accordance with § 9-110 (Canvass)section 9-110 of this title.

3.

In the event that there is more than one election district at a polling place, the board of elections may authorize the use of one or more returns of canvass that consolidate the report of the number of votes for each candidate, or upon each ballot proposal, for more than one election district or more than one ballot scanner, provided that such consolidated returns of canvass have attached to them the results tape(s) produced by the ballot scanner(s) that identify the number of votes for each candidate, or upon each ballot proposal, within each such election district and each such ballot scanner.

Source: Section 9-120 — Returns of canvass; generally, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/9-120 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 9-120’s source at nysenate​.gov

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