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New York Consolidated Laws, Election Law - ELN § 3-402. Election inspectors and poll clerks;  authority

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1. Election inspectors, in performing their duties, shall act as a board and a majority vote thereof shall be required to decide all questions.  If, however, any inspector or inspectors shall be temporarily absent for a portion of the meeting, the inspectors present shall have and may exercise any power or perform any duty conferred or imposed upon a board of inspectors, provided that they are not all members of the same political party.

2. Wherever an oath is provided for at any meeting of the board of inspectors, any inspector may administer it.

3. The board of inspectors, and each member thereof, shall preserve good order within and around the polling place or place of registration, and shall keep access thereto unobstructed.  The board of inspectors, or any member thereof, by order in writing may direct the arrest of any person who refuses to obey the lawful commands of the inspectors or who is guilty of disorderly conduct disturbing their proceedings or violating or attempting to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.  Any peace officer, acting pursuant to his special duties, or police officer shall, when requested by the board or a member thereof, execute such order forthwith.

4. All election inspectors shall perform their duties as required by the election law, and in accordance with the directions and instructions given them by the board of elections.

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