1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Education
  4. Title 2: School District Organization
  5. Article 41: District Meetings
  6. Part 1: General Provisions


Section 2031-A Electioneering within one hundred feet of polling place prohibited; distance markers

Education (EDN)

Electioneering within one hundred feet of polling place prohibited; distance markers. 1. At every election held for the office of trustee or member of a board of education and at every vote upon any proposition or issue in a school district where the election or vote is held at a different time from, and not during, the annual meeting of the district, there shall be conspicuously placed, by the inspectors of election, distance markers at a distance of one hundred feet from the polling place. Such distance markers shall indicate the prohibition contained herein and shall be so placed at least one-half hour before the opening of the polls and shall remain until the polls are closed.

  2. At such elections or voting held at a different time from, and not during, the annual meeting of the district, while the polls are open no person shall do any electioneering within the polling place, or within one hundred feet therefrom in any public street, or within such distance in any place in a public manner and no banner, poster or placard on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate or issue to be voted upon shall be allowed in or upon the polling place or within one hundred feet therefrom during the election. For the purposes of this section, the one hundred foot distance shall be deemed to include a one hundred foot radial measured from the entrances, designated by the inspectors of election, to a building where such election is being held. This section shall not be deemed to prohibit the board of trustees or board of education from displaying within any polling place a copy or copies of any budget or proposition to be voted upon.

  3. Any person who wilfully violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.