2023 New York Laws
ELN - Election
Article 9 - Canvass of Results
Title 1 - Canvass at Polling Places
9-114 - Counting Ballots; Objections To.

Universal Citation: NY Elec L § 9-114 (2023)

ยง 9-114. Counting ballots; objections to. 1. If objection be made to the counting of any ballot or as to any section of any such ballot, the board of inspectors shall forthwith and before canvassing any other ballot or section thereof, rule upon the objection. If the objection be continued after this ruling, the chair or an inspector under the scrutiny of an inspector of the opposite party shall write in ink upon the back of the ballot a memorandum of the ruling and objection. The memorandum of the ruling shall be in the words "Counted void", or "Counted blank", or "Counted for (naming the candidate or candidates or the presidential ticket)", or, in the case of a ballot proposal "Counted for Proposal No.......," or "Counted against Proposal No........", as the case may be. The memorandum of the objection shall be in the words "Objected to", followed by a brief statement of the nature of the objection, the name and address of the challenger and the signature of the chair or inspector.

2. Any ballot to which objection is not taken but which is wholly blank or is void shall be indorsed in ink by the chair of the board of inspectors or an inspector under the scrutiny of an inspector of the opposite party with the words "Wholly blank" or "Void", as the case may be, and signed by the chair or inspector.

3. When all the ballots of any one kind shall have been canvassed, the inspectors shall ascertain the total number of all such ballots and the number of ballots to which any objection was taken and shall enter such numbers in the place provided therefor in the inspectors' returns of such canvass.

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