July 31, 2014 Extension of Use of Lever-Voting Machines
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
The New York State Legislature recently passed a bill that would extend through December 15, 2015, the use of lever-voting machines for village, school district, library and special district elections throughout the State. Without the extension, these municipalities would have been required to purchase or rent electronic voting machines or use paper ballots for elections taking place after December 31, 2014.
The bill, if signed by the Governor, would also require the New York State Board of Elections to submit a report concerning the administration of elections by villages, school districts, libraries and special districts. The report would include recommendations and guidance for these municipalities to permanently transition to using electronic voting systems that are compliant with the Election Law, and also provide an analysis of the cost and fiscal impact regarding the transition.
We will continue to monitor the bill and advise you of any updates. Please contact us if you have any questions about the bill or election procedures.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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