General Municipal Law Section 713
Election in event of approval
1.Not later than ninety days after the entry of a final judgment of a court or the filing in the offices of the clerks of the affected local governments of orders of the governing boards of such affected local governments approving a proposed annexation, the governing board of each city, town and village in which such territory is situated shall call a special election to be conducted in the manner hereinafter provided to determine whether the proposed annexation should be approved, provided, however, that the governing board of a town shall call such election only with respect to territory outside any village situated therein. All persons residing in such territory proposed to be annexed, or residing outside of the territory proposed to be annexed but residing on a parcel of land where a portion of such parcel is within such territory proposed to be annexed, and qualified to vote for officers of the city, town or village, as the case may be, in which such territory is situated shall be entitled to vote. The proposition to be voted upon shall state “Shall the territory generally described below be annexed to the .......... (name of local government or governments)?” Below such question the territory proposed to be annexed shall be briefly described. Except as otherwise provided herein, such election shall be conducted in the manner provided by law for the conduct of special elections in the city, town or village, as the case may be, in which such territory is situated.
2.If such proposition is approved by a majority of the qualified persons voting thereon, the petition or joint resolution, together with a certificate of election which shall set forth or have annexed thereto a description of the territory to be annexed, shall, within twenty days after such election be filed by the governing board or boards of the city, town or village, as the case may be, in the office of the clerk of such local government or governments and in the office of the clerk or clerks of the local government or governments to which such territory is to be annexed.
3.If such proposition is not approved the certificate of election setting forth the results of such election shall, within ten days after such election, be filed by such governing board or boards in the office of the clerk or clerks of the local government or governments to which such territory was proposed to be annexed.
Section 713 — Election in event of approval,
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/GMU/713 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).