1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 8: Conduct of Elections
  5. Title 3: Casting the Ballot


Section 8-308 Voting; voting machine write-in

Election (ELN)

1. Ballots voted for any person whose name does not appear on the machine as a nominated or designated candidate for public office or party position are referred to in this article as write-in ballots.

  2. No write-in ballot shall be voted for any person for any office whose name appears on the machine as a nominated or designated candidate for the office or position in question; any write-in ballot so voted shall not be counted.

  3. A write-in ballot must be cast in its appropriate place on the machine, or it shall be void and not counted.

  4. A write-in ballot may also be cast by the use of a name stamp. The use of name stickers, labels or pasters is prohibited.