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proposition or question is to be voted upon at such election, the amendments and ballots shall be separately and consecutively numbered.
If such amendment, proposition or question is to be submitted at a special election, the secretary of state shall, at least twenty days before the election, make and transmit to each county clerk a like notice. Each county clerk shall, forthwith upon the receipt of either such notice, file and record it in his office.
L. 1891, ch. 296, § 4.
7. Publication of concurrent resolutions, proposed constitutional amendments and other propositions.The secretary of state shall cause each concurrent resolution of the two houses of the legislature agreeing to a proposed amendment to the constitution, which is referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of senators, to be published once a week for three months next preceding such election, in two newspapers published in each county, representing the two political parties polling the highest number of votes at the then last preceding general election, and in one additional newspaper published in each county for every one hundred thousand people in such county, as shown by the then last preceding federal or state enumeration. Such additional newspapers shall be selected by the secretary of state with reference to making such publications in newspapers having the largest circulation in the county in which they are published.
If such resolution does not state that such proposed amendment is so referred to such legislature, the secretary of state shall publish in connection with the publication of such concurrent resolution, a statement that such amendment is referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election.
The secretary of state shall cause such proposed amendment to the constitution or other proposition or question, which is by law to be submitted to the electors of the state at a general or special election, to be
published for the like period before such election in newspapers selected in like manner, together with a brief statement of the law or proceedings authorizing such submission, the fact that such submission will be made, and the forms of the ballots to be voted thereon. If such proposed amendment or other proposition or question is to be submitted at a special election to be held less than three months from the time of appointing it, the first publication in each newspaper shall be made as soon as practicable after such appointment, and shall continue once in each week to the time of the election. L. 1880, ch. 60.
§ 8. Creation, division and alteration of election districts. Every town or ward of a city not subdivided into election districts, shall be an election district.
The town board of every town containing more than four hundred voters, and the common council of every city, except New York and Brooklyn, in which there shall be a ward containing more than four hundred voters, shall, at least thirty days before the election of inspectors of election, divide such town or ward respectively into election districts, each of which shall be compact in form, wholly within the town or ward, and shall contain not more than four hundred voters. If any part of a city shall be within a town, the town board shall divide, into election districts, only that part of the town which is outside the city, and no election district including any part of a city shall include any part of a town outside of a city.
A town, or a ward of a city, containing less than four hundred voters may, at least thirty days before the election of inspectors of election of such town or ward, be divided into election districts by the town board of the town or the common council of the city, when, in the judgment of such board or council, the convenience of the voters will be promoted thereby.
The creation, division or alteration of an election district shall not take effect until the town meeting or
city election occurring next thereafter, and at such town meeting or city election, inspectors of election shall be elected for such district. If the creation, alteration or division of an election district is rendered necessary by the creation or alteration of a town, or ward of a city, it shall take effect immediately. If inspectors are not elected for such district before September first next thereafter, the town board of the town or the common council of the city shall appoint three inspectors of election of such district.
No such new town or ward shall be subdivided into election districts between the first day of September and the day of the general election next after the creation of such new town or ward.
R. S., 413, 414, 416, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 3, Art. 3, §§ 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 24.
L. 1890, ch. 262, § 23.
L. 1891, ch. 296, § 10.
§ 9. Maps and certificates of boundaries of election districts. When a ward of a city, except New York and Brooklyn, shall be divided into two or more election districts, the common council of the city shall forthwith make a map or description of such division, defining it by known boundaries, and cause such map or description to be kept open for public inspection in the office of the city clerk, and cause copies thereof to be posted in at least ten of the most public places in each election district of such ward; and shall, prior to every election, furnish copies of such map and description to the inspectors of election in each election district of such ward.
The officers creating, dividing or altering an election district in a town, shall forthwith make a certificate thereof, exhibiting the districts as so created, divided or altered, and their numbers respectively, and file the same in the town clerk's office.
R. S., 413, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 3, Art. 3, § 10.
R. S., 414, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 3, § 16.
L. 1880, ch. 437.
§ 10. Designation of places for registry and voting; provision of furniture therefor.- On the first Tuesday of September of each year, the town board of each town, and the common council of each city, except New York and Brooklyn, shall designate the places in each election district in the city or town, at which the meetings for the registry of voters and the elections shall be held during the year. Each room so designated shall be of a reasonable size, sufficient to admit and comfortably accommodate at least twenty electors at a time, outside of the guard rails. No building or part of a building shall be so designated in any city, if within sixty days before such designation, intoxicating liquors, ale or beer shall have been sold in any part thereof. No room shall be so designated elsewhere than in a city, if, within sixty days before such designation, intoxicating liquors, ale or beer shall have been sold in such room, or in a room adjoining thereto, with a door or other passageway between the two rooms. No intoxicating liquor, ale or beer shall be sold in such building in a city, or in such room or adjoining room elsewhere, after such designation and before the general election next thereafter, or be allowed in any room in which an election is held during the day of the election. If any place so designated shall thereafter and before the close of the election be destroyed, or for any reason become unfit for use, or can not for any reason be used for such purpose, the officers charged with the designation of a place for such election, shall forthwith designate some other suitable place for holding such election. Not more than one polling place shall be in the same room.
The officers authorized to designate such places in any town or city, shall provide for each polling place at each election, the necessary ballot and other boxes, guard rail, voting booths and supplies therein, and the other furniture of such polling place, necessary for the lawful conduct of each election thereat, shall preserve the same when not in use, and shall deliver all such
ballot or other boxes for each polling place with the keys thereof to the inspectors of election of each election district at the opening of the polls of each election. R. S. 415, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 3, Art. 3, § 18. R. S. 439, L. 1880, ch. 56, §§ 12, 17.
L. 1890, ch. 321, § 3.
§ 11. Appointment of inspectors of election in cities. Unless otherwise provided by law, the common council of each city shall appoint three inspectors of election for each election district of such city, from the voters of the district belonging to the political parties polling the highest and next to the highest number of votes at the next preceding general election. Not more than two inspectors for one district shall belong to the same political party. The term of office of each such inspector shall be one year from the time of his appointment.
R. S., 414, L. 1842, ch. 130, tit. 3, Art. 3, §§ 11, 12.
L. 1890, ch. 262, § 43.
L. 1891, ch. 7, §§ 1, 2.
§ 12. Appointment of poll clerks and ballot clerks.There shall be two poll clerks and two ballot clerks in each election district, who shall be voters therein, and shall be able to read and write the English language. One of such poll clerks and one of such ballot clerks shall belong to the political party polling the highest number of votes for state officers at the next preceding general election at which state officers were elected; and one poll clerk and one ballot clerk shall belong to the political party polling the next highest number of votes for such officers thereat. At the first meeting of the inspectors of election in every district in which the law provides for the election of inspectors, the inspectors elected shall appoint one of the poll clerks and one of the ballot clerks; and the inspector appointed shall appoint the other poll clerk and ballot clerk. Such appointments shall be in writing, signed by the inspectors making the appointments respectively, and shall be filed by them with the town clerk