New York Consolidated Laws, Election Law - ELN § 3-404. Election inspectors and poll clerks; designation
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1. The board of elections of each county shall on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year select and appoint election inspectors and poll clerks for each election district therein, and such number of election coordinators as it determines to be necessary, and may thereafter select and designate election inspectors, poll clerks and election coordinators to fill any vacancy for an unexpired term. The term of such designation shall be for a term ending on the fourteenth day of July of the following year. If the election districts for a general or special village election conducted by the board of elections are coterminous with the election districts established for general elections, such election inspectors and poll clerks shall also serve at such village elections. If the election districts for such a village election are not so coterminous, the board of elections shall select the inspectors and poll clerks to serve in each such village election district from among the inspectors and poll clerks appointed, pursuant to the provisions of this section, for any election district wholly or partly in such village.
2. Each political party entitled to representation on any board of elections may, not later than the first day of May in each year, file with the appropriate board of elections, an original list of persons recommended to serve. Supplemental lists may be filed at the same time and at any time before the designation is made and certified or when a vacancy exists. All designations shall be made first from those named in the original list filed if those designated are found qualified.
3. Such lists shall be authenticated and filed by the chairman, or, under his direction by the secretary, of the county committee of the party, except that in cities other than the city of New York, if there is a general city committee of such party, such list shall be filed by the chairman or secretary of such city committee.
4. Appointment of election inspectors, poll clerks and election coordinators shall be made by boards of elections.
5. If a political party shall fail to submit a list or the list shall be exhausted, the board of elections shall request from the appropriate political party an original or supplemental list. If after ten days no list is filed by that party, the board of elections may appoint qualified persons, enrolled members of the political party in default, to act as election inspectors, poll clerks or election coordinators.
6. If election districts are altered or new districts created, the board of elections shall have the power to transfer election inspectors and poll clerks in such districts; and if vacancies exist as a result of such action, those vacancies shall be filled in the manner provided by this section.
7. Election officers shall be appointed from the lists submitted, by those members of the board who represent the political party which submitted such lists. If such list is not furnished, the members of the board who represent the political party in default, shall designate the persons to be appointed as election officers.
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