1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 4: Proceedings Preliminary To Registration, Enrollment and Elections


Section 4-120 Notices of general, village and special elections; publication of

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Notices of general, village and special elections; publication of. 1. The board of elections shall publish once in each of the two weeks preceding a general election, or a special or village election conducted by the board of elections, a notice specifying the day of the election, and the public officers to be voted for within such county, or any part thereof at such election. If constitutional amendments, or questions are to be submitted to the voters of the state, the notice shall state that fact and that a copy of each such amendment or question may be obtained at the board of elections, by any voter. Such publication shall be in two newspapers published within the county. If the county contains a city or cities, at least one of such newspapers shall be published in the city, or the largest city, if there be more than one.

  In the case of a village election, such publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation in such village and shall include an abstract of any proposition to be voted upon at such election.

  2. The board or body authorized to designate places for voting in any town or in any city, except the city of New York, may publish on the publication day immediately preceding election day, in a newspaper or newspapers designated by such board or body, a notice of the election, and the village clerk shall publish at least ten days prior to any village election conducted by the board of elections in a newspaper of general circulation in such village a list of the polling places, the date and hours of election and, at the discretion of such board or clerk, a brief description of the boundaries of each election district. Such list shall identify those polling places which do not provide access to handicapped voters. The amount to be paid for any of such publications shall be at the rate prescribed by section seventy-a of the public officers law. In no publication, however, shall any type smaller than agate be used. The amount to be paid for all such publications shall be a town, city or village charge.

  3. The board of elections of the city of New York shall publish on the eighth day before and the day before each general election, in at least two newspapers in such city, a notice, at least one-half page in size, in English and such other languages as such board deems appropriate, which sets forth the dates and hours of the election and the phone number to call for information about the location of polling places, their accessibility to the handicapped, applications for absentee ballots and any other subjects which such board deems appropriate.