1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 15: Village Elections

Section 15-110 Election districts

Election (ELN)

1. A village shall constitute a single election district for village elections. However, if at a general village election the number of votes cast exceeds eight hundred, the board of trustees, by resolution adopted before the next general village election, may divide such village into election districts each containing not more than eight hundred qualified voters for village offices.

  2. Following the establishment of two or more such districts, the number thereof or their boundaries or both may be enlarged, diminished, increased or decreased from year to year by resolution of the board of trustees; provided, however, that, if there is more than one district, no such district shall contain more than eight hundred qualified voters.

  3. If village election districts are coterminous with election districts established for general elections other than general village elections, the limitations as to the number of qualified voters set forth in subdivisions one and two of this section shall not be applicable.

  4. For the purposes of this section, the number of qualified voters in each election district of a village shall be the average of the number of persons who voted in such district in the three preceding general village elections.

  5. Any resolution adopted pursuant to the authority of this section shall be adopted at least one hundred twenty days prior to the general village election; shall specify the boundaries of each election district created or altered; and shall be posted and published with the notice of such election as required.