N.Y. Village Law Section 2-218
Registration list of voters


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Preparation. It shall be the duty of the clerk of each town in which a portion of such territory is located to make and file in their office, at least twenty days before such election an accurate list of voters, alphabetically arranged, who are qualified to vote at such election. Such list shall be copied from the registration poll records for the last preceding general election, and shall be modified in accordance with whatever information the town clerk may have or receive from the board of elections.

2.

Inspection of and additions to registration list. At least three days prior to such election and not on a Sunday the registration list for such election shall be open for inspection by the public in the office of the town clerk preparing same between the hours of twelve o’clock noon and nine o’clock in the evening where and when any person claiming to be qualified to vote at such election whose name is not included in the registration list of voters therefor may apply to such clerk for a revision of such list to include his or her name. The clerk, upon presentation of proper proofs showing that such person is or will at the time of such election be qualified to vote for town officers of such town as a resident of such territory, shall revise such list to include the name of such person.

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Notice of availability of list for inspection and additions. Within ten days after the right to an election is complete the town clerk of each town in which any portion of such territory is located shall cause to be posted in six public places in that part of such territory located in such town and also to be published at least twice in the newspaper or newspapers designated pursuant to subdivision eleven of Town Law § 64 (General powers of town boards)section sixty-four of the town law, a notice: that a registration list of voters qualified to vote at such election will be available for inspection in their office between the hours of twelve o’clock noon and nine o’clock in the evening on a day specified therein which day shall not be on a Sunday and shall be at least three days prior to such election; that at said time and place said list will be available for inspection by the public; and also that at said time and place persons claiming to be qualified to vote at such election whose names are not on such list may, upon presentation of proper proofs, have their names added thereto. Prior to posting, the town clerk or clerks shall provide to the commission a list of the six locations where such notices are to be posted. Should the commission object to any such locations submitted by the town clerk or clerks, the commission shall, no later than seven days after receipt of such list of locations, direct the town clerk or clerks to post such notices in alternative locations designated by the commission. The postings of such notices shall be made by the town clerk or clerks no later than twenty days after the right to an election is complete. For the purposes of this section, in the event that the town maintains a website, one of the posting requirements required by this subdivision may be fulfilled by posting such information on the town’s website.

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No person shall be entitled to vote at such election whose name does not appear on the registration list of voters.

Source: Section 2-218 — Registration list of voters, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/VIL/2-218 (updated Feb. 2, 2024; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Feb. 2, 2024

§ 2-218’s source at nysenate​.gov

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