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The New York Inspector Act.

CHAPTER 400, LAWS OF 1892.

An Act to amend chapter four hundred and ten of the

laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-two, entitled “ An act to consolidate into one act and to declare special and local laws affecting the public interests in the city of New York,” with reference to the appointment of inspectors of elections and their duties. APPROVED by the Governor April 30, 1892. Passed, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section eighteen hundred and fifty of chapter four hundred and ten of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-two, entitled “An act to consolidate into one act

, and to declare the special and local laws affecting public interests in the city of New York,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 1850. All inspectors of election and poll-clerks in the city and county of New York shall hereafter be appointed by the board of police, who shall also have the power to make all necessary removals and transfers, and fill all vacancies which may, from any cause, arise. It shall be the duty of the said board of police annually in the months of August and September in each succeeding year, for each election district in said city and county, to appoint as inspectors of election three persons, two of whom shall belong to and represent the political party which shall at the last preceding general election for state officers have cast the greatest number of votes in the city of New York, and the third shall belong to and represent the political

party which shall at such election have cast the next greatest number of votes for said officers in said city. On or before August fifteenth in any year the chairman of the executive committee of the general committee of each of said several parties may make and file with the said board of police a list of persons qualified to be such inspectors,

a and thereupon appointments shall be made as hereinbefore provided from the persons named in such list or lists; and if any of the persons so named shall not be duly qualified the chairman of the committee by whom they were named may, within ten days after notice to him of the persons so disqualified, submit the names of other persons duly qualified, and if the names of qualified persons shall not be submitted as above provided, the board of police shall select and appoint qualified persons belonging to the political party entitled to name the inspectors. If either of said political parties is divided in said city into two or more factions, and lists are filed in behalf of more than one of such factions, appointments shall be made for the party so divided from the list filed in behalf of the faction which at the last preceding general election shall have cast the largest number of votes. All persons so appointed shall be citizens of the United States and of the state of New York, of good character, and able to read, write and speak the English language understandingly, qualified voters in said city and county, and not candidates for any office to be voted for by the electors of the district for which they shall be appointed, but no person shall be required to be a resident, or voter in the election district for which he shall be appointed an inspector. The persons so appointed shall be notified, examined as to their qualifications, and if approved shall each take and subscribe before the chief of the bureau of elections, or the chief clerk thereof, within twenty days from the date of notice of appointment, the following oath of office: residing at No.

in the city of New York, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the constitution of the United States and of the state of New

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York; and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office of inspector of elections for the election district of the assembly district of the city of New York, according to the best of my ability ; and that I am a citizen of the United States and of the state of New York, a qualified voter in the city and county of New York, and not a candidate for any office to be voted for by the electors of the district for which I am appointed an inspector." Whoever shall be appointed and sworn into office as an inspector of election shall receive a certificate of appointment from the board of police, said certificate to be in such form as shall be prescribed by the said board and to specify the assembly and election districts in and for which the person to whom the same is issued is appointed to serve, and the date of the expiration of his term of office. The inspectors of election appointed under the provisions of this chapter, shall hold office for one year, unless sooner removed for want of the requisite qualifications or for cause, in either of which cases such removal, unless made while the inspector is actually on duty, on a day of registration, revision of registration or election, and for improper conduct, as an election officer, shall only be made after notice in writing to the officer sought to be removed, which notice shall set forth clearly and distinctly the reasons for his removal. Provided that any inspector of election who shall at any time be appointed to fill a vacancy, which fact shall be stated in a certificate of appointment, shall hold office only during the unexpired term of his predecessor; and that no inspector of election or poll-clerk shall be transferred from one election district to another after he has entered upon the performance of his duties.

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STATE OF NEW YORK, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF State.}

I have compared the p:eceding with the original law on file in this office, and do hereby certify that the same is a correct transcript there from and of the whole of said original law.

FRANK RICE,

Secretary of State.

NEW ELECTION CODE.

CHAPTER 680 OF THE LAWS OF 1892.

An Act in relation to the elections, constituting chapter

six of the general laws. APPROVED by the Governor May 18, 1892. Passed, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

CHAPTER VI OF THE GENERAL LAWS. ARTICLE I. Times, places, notices, officers and expenses of

elections. (S$ 1-19.) II. Qualifications and registry of voters. ($$ 30-41.) III. Primaries, conventions and nominations. ($$ 50-66.)

($ IV. Preparation of official ballots, sample ballots and

instruction cards; distribution thereof to polling

places. (S$ 80–89.)
V. The conduct of elections. (S$ 100-118.)
VI. County and state boards of canvassers. (SS 130-140.)
VII. Election of representatives in congress and electors

of president and vice-president. (S$ 160-167.)

ARTICLE I.
TIMES, PLACES, NOTICES, OFFICERS AND EXPENSES

OF
ELECTIONS.
SECTION 1. Short title.

2. Date of general election.
3. Times of opening and closing polls of elections.
4. Filling vacancies in elective offices at general or

special elections.
5. Notices of elections by secretary of state.
6. Notice of submission of proposed constitutional

amendments, or other propositions. 7. Publication of concurrent resolutions, proposed con

stitutional amendments and other propositions. 8. Creation, division and alteration of election districts. 9. Maps and certificates of boundaries of election districts. 10. Designation of places for registry and voting; pro

vision of furniture therefor.

Sec. 11. Appointment of inspectors of election in cities.

12. Appointment of poll clerks and ballot clerks.
13. Ballot boxes.
14. Voting booths and guard rails.
15. Organization of board of inspectors ; supplying vacancies

and absences.
16. Preservation of order by inspectors at elections and at

their meetings. 17. Payment of election expenses. 18. Election districts in towns including cities. 19. Transmission of election laws to clerks and election

officers.

SECTION 1. Short title.- This chapter shall be known as the election law. New.

§ 2. Date of general election.- A general election shall be held annually on the Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday of November. R. S., 411, L. 1812, ch. 130, tit. 2, § 4.

L. 1847, ch. 240.

§ 3. Times of opening and closing polls of elections.The polls of every general election, and, unless otherwise provided by law, of every other election, shall open, if in the city of New York, at six o'clock in the forenoon; if in any other city or in the county of Westchester, at sunrise; if in a town of any other county and outside of a city, between sunrise and nine o'clock in the forenoon; and shall close, if in the city of New York, at four o'clock in the afternoon, if elsewhere, at sunset. After the polls are open, there shall be no adjournment or intermission of the election, until the polls are closed. R. S., 411, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 2. § 5. Id., 417, L. 1842, chap. 130, tit. 4, Art. 2, $$ 5,6.

L. 1882, chap. 410 (N. Y. City Consolidation Act), $ 1843.

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$ 4. Filling vacancies in elective offices at general and special elections.- A vacancy occurring before October

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