2010 New York Code
ELN - Election
Article 8 - CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS
Title 1 - (8-100 - 8-106) POLLING PLACES
8-104 - Polls.

§  8-104. Polls.  1. The American flag shall be kept displayed at each
  polling  place  throughout  the  election.  Facsimile   ballots,   voter
  information  posting  and distance markers shall not be taken down, torn
  or defaced during the election. While the polls are open no person shall
  do any electioneering within the polling place, or in any public street,
  within a one hundred foot radial measured from the entrances  designated
  by  the  inspectors  of  election,  to such polling place or within such
  distance in any place in a  public  manner;  and  no  political  banner,
  button,  poster or placard shall be allowed in or upon the polling place
  or within such one hundred foot radial. While  the  polls  are  open  no
  person shall consume any alcoholic beverages within the polling place.
    1-a.  The  election inspectors shall conspicuously post in the polling
  place before the opening of the  polls,  a  voter  information  posting,
  which  shall include: (a) the sample ballot and instructions for the use
  of ballot scanners and  ballot  marking  devices  required  pursuant  to
  section  7-118  of this chapter; (b) a statement that "today is election
  day" and the hours  during  which  polling  places  will  be  open;  (c)
  instructions  on how to cast an affidavit ballot and a concise statement
  of a voter's right to  such  a  ballot;  (d)  instructions  relating  to
  requirements for voting on ballot scanners by those registrants who must
  provide  identification pursuant to the federal Help America Vote Act of
  2002; (e) instructions for first-time voters;  (f)  a  voter's  bill  of
  rights describing voter's rights under applicable federal and state law,
  including   the   right   of   accessibility   and   alternate  language
  accessibility; (g) information pertaining  to  voting  by  election  day
  paper  ballot, including information about the consequence of casting an
  overvote,  steps  to  prevent  unintentional  undervoting  and   spoiled
  ballots; (h) instructions on how to contact the appropriate officials if
  a  voter's  right  to  vote  or  right  to  otherwise participate in the
  electoral process has been violated;  and  (i)  general  information  on
  federal  and  state  laws  regarding  prohibitions  on acts of fraud and
  misrepresentation. The state board of elections shall prescribe the form
  and content of the voter information posting, which may be comprised  of
  one  or  more  pages, provided each page shall be posted separately. The
  state board of elections shall prescribe an  official  version  of  such
  voter  information  posting  for  every  language  which  appears on any
  general, primary or special election ballot in any election district  in
  the  state  and  for such other languages as such board, in its opinion,
  determines  is  appropriate.  Such  posting  shall  be   used   in   all
  jurisdictions,  and  a  separate  posting  shall  be  made  by  election
  inspectors for each language  appearing  on  the  ballot  and  for  such
  additional  languages  as the board of elections may require. A board of
  elections may modify or supplement the voter information posting used in
  its jurisdiction to provide additional or local  information;  provided,
  however,  any such modification or supplementation shall be submitted to
  the state board of elections for prior approval.
    2. The ballot boxes, other secure storage containers and all  official
  ballots  shall  be  kept  within  the  guard-rail, and at least six feet
  therefrom, from the opening of the polls until the announcement  of  the
  result  of  the  canvass  and  the  signing  of  the inspectors' returns
  thereof. No person shall be admitted within the guard-rail  during  such
  period  except  the  election  officers,  authorized  watchers,  persons
  admitted by the inspectors to preserve order or enforce the law,  voters
  duly  admitted  for  the purpose of voting and children under the age of
  sixteen  accompanying  their  voting  parents  or  guardians;  provided,
  however,  that  candidates  voted for at the polling place may be within
  the guard-rail during the canvass.

3. The provisions of this chapter concerning the preservation of order
  and apprehension for crime on a day of registration, shall  apply  to  a
  day of election, but a person taken into custody shall not be prohibited
  thereby from voting.
    4.  After  a  ballot  box  or  other secure storage container has been
  locked for the purposes of election, it shall not be opened until it  is
  opened  at the close of the polls for purposes of canvass or by election
  officials  upon  the  instructions  of  the  board  of  elections.  Each
  inspector shall be responsible personally for the custody of each ballot
  box  and  other  secure storage container and its contents from the time
  the election begins until the box or container is  delivered,  according
  to law, to the person entitled to receive it.
    5.  Voters entitled to vote who are on line or in the polling place at
  the time fixed by law for the closing of the polls shall be  allowed  to
  vote.
    6.  In  the city of New York, during days of primary, general, special
  and community school board elections, at each premises wherein a polling
  place or places are located,  at  least  one  police  officer  or  peace
  officer  designated  by the police commissioner of such city pursuant to
  the provisions of article two of the criminal  procedure  law  shall  be
  assigned  for  duty  from  the  opening  until the closing of the polls.
  Additional police officers or peace  officers  may  be  assigned  as  is
  deemed appropriate by the police commissioner of such city.

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