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SECTION 3-404
Election inspectors and poll clerks; designation
Election (ELN) CHAPTER 17, ARTICLE 3, TITLE 4
§ 3-404. Election inspectors and poll clerks; designation. 1. The
board of elections of each county shall on or before the fifteenth day
of July of each year select and appoint election inspectors and poll
clerks for each election district therein, and such number of election
coordinators as it determines to be necessary, and may thereafter select
and designate election inspectors, poll clerks and election coordinators
to fill any vacancy for an unexpired term. The term of such designation
shall be for a term ending on the fourteenth day of July of the
following year. If the election districts for a general or special
village election conducted by the board of elections are coterminous
with the election districts established for general elections, such
election inspectors and poll clerks shall also serve at such village
elections. If the election districts for such a village election are not
so coterminous, the board of elections shall select the inspectors and
poll clerks to serve in each such village election district from among
the inspectors and poll clerks appointed, pursuant to the provisions of
this section, for any election district wholly or partly in such
village.

2. Each political party entitled to representation on any board of
elections may, not later than the first day of May in each year, file
with the appropriate board of elections, an original list of persons
recommended to serve. Supplemental lists may be filed at the same time
and at any time before the designation is made and certified or when a
vacancy exists. All designations shall be made first from those named in
the original list filed if those designated are found qualified.

3. Such lists shall be authenticated and filed by the chairman, or,
under his direction by the secretary, of the county committee of the
party, except that in cities other than the city of New York, if there
is a general city committee of such party, such list shall be filed by
the chairman or secretary of such city committee.

4. Appointment of election inspectors, poll clerks and election
coordinators shall be made by boards of elections.

5. If a political party shall fail to submit a list or the list shall
be exhausted, the board of elections shall request from the appropriate
political party an original or supplemental list. If after ten days no
list is filed by that party, the board of elections may appoint
qualified persons, enrolled members of the political party in default,
to act as election inspectors, poll clerks or election coordinators.

6. If election districts are altered or new districts created, the
board of elections shall have the power to transfer election inspectors
and poll clerks in such districts; and if vacancies exist as a result of
such action, those vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided by
this section.

7. Election officers shall be appointed from the lists submitted, by
those members of the board who represent the political party which
submitted such lists. If such list is not furnished, the members of the
board who represent the political party in default, shall designate the
persons to be appointed as election officers.