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SECTION 8-100
Elections; dates of and hours for voting
Election (ELN) CHAPTER 17, ARTICLE 8, TITLE 1
§ 8-100. Elections; dates of and hours for voting. 1. * (a) A primary
election shall be held on the fourth Tuesday in June before every
general election unless otherwise changed by an act of the legislature.
Members of the state and county committees and assembly district leaders
and associate district leaders and all other party positions to be
elected shall be elected at such primary and all nominations for public
office required to be made at a primary election in such year shall be
made at such primary. In the year two thousand twenty in which electors
of president and vice president of the United States are to be elected
an additional primary election, to be known as the presidential primary,
shall be held on April twenty-eight, two thousand twenty unless
otherwise changed by an act of the legislature, for the purpose of
electing delegates and alternate delegates to the national convention.

* NB Effective until December 31, 2020

* (a) A primary election shall be held on the fourth Tuesday in June
before every general election unless otherwise changed by an act of the
legislature. Members of the state and county committees and assembly
district leaders and associate district leaders and all other party
positions to be elected shall be elected at such primary and all
nominations for public office required to be made at a primary election
in such year shall be made at such primary. In each year in which
electors of president and vice president of the United States are to be
elected an additional primary election, to be known as the spring
primary, shall be held on the first Tuesday in February unless otherwise
changed by an act of the legislature, for the purpose of electing
delegates to the national convention.

* NB Effective December 31, 2020

(b) In the event a run-off primary election is required in the city of
New York, it shall be held on the fourth Tuesday next succeeding the
date on which the initial primary election was held.

(c) The general election shall be held annually on the Tuesday next
succeeding the first Monday in November.

2. Polls shall be open for voting during the following hours: a
primary election from six o'clock in the morning until nine o'clock in
the evening; the general election from six o'clock in the morning until
nine o'clock in the evening; a special election called by the governor
pursuant to the public officers law, and, except as otherwise provided
by law, every other election, from six o'clock in the morning until nine
o'clock in the evening; early voting hours shall be as provided in title
six of this article. Early voting times shall be as provided in section
8-600 of this article.

3. In any election district in which a primary of any party is
uncontested, no primary of such party shall be held. In any election
district in which the primaries of all parties are uncontested on the
day of any primary election, no primaries shall be held on such day and
the polling place shall not be opened for voting.

4. No primary, special or general election for any state or local
office or for the election of officers of any corporation which is
funded in whole or in part by federal, state or municipal moneys shall
be held on a Saturday or Sunday.