§ 17-100 Definitions
§ 17-102 Misdemeanors At, or in Connection With, Primary Elections, Caucuses, Enrollment in Political Parties, Committees, and Conventions
§ 17-104 False Registration
§ 17-106 Misconduct of Election Officers
§ 17-108 False Affidavits; Mutilation, Destruction or Loss of Registry List or Affidavits
§ 17-110 Misdemeanors Concerning Police Commissioners or Officers or Members of Any Police Force
§ 17-112 Soliciting Media Support
§ 17-114 Failure to Furnish Information; False Information
§ 17-116 Removal, Mutilation or Destruction of Election Booths, Supplies, Poll-Lists or Cards of Instruction
§ 17-118 Refusal to Permit Employees to Attend Election
§ 17-120 Misconduct in Relation to Certificate of Nomination and Official Ballot
§ 17-122 Misconduct in Relation to Petitions
§ 17-124 Failure to Deliver Official Ballots
§ 17-126 Misconduct of Election Officers
§ 17-128 Violations of Election Law by Public Officer or Employee
§ 17-130 Misdemeanor in Relation to Elections
§ 17-132 Illegal Voting
§ 17-134 Unlawful Use of Pasters
§ 17-136 False Returns; Unlawful Acts Respecting Returns
§ 17-140 Furnishing Money or Entertainment to Induce Attendance At Polls
§ 17-142 Giving Consideration for Franchise
§ 17-144 Receiving Consideration for Franchise
§ 17-146 Offender a Competent Witness; Witnesses’ Immunity
§ 17-148 Bribery or Intimidation of Elector in Military Service of United States
§ 17-150 Duress and Intimidation of Voters
§ 17-152 Conspiracy to Promote or Prevent Election
§ 17-154 Pernicious Political Activities
§ 17-156 Political Assessments
§ 17-160 Procuring Fraudulent Documents in Order to Vote
§ 17-162 Judicial Candidates Not to Contribute
§ 17-164 Political Contributions by Owners of Polling Places Prohibited
§ 17-166 Penalty
§ 17-168 Crimes Against the Elective Franchise Not Otherwise Provided For
§ 17-170 Destroying or Delaying Election Returns

Terms Used In New York Laws > Election > Article 17

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • candidate: shall be deemed to apply to any person seeking a nomination, designation, or election to a public office or party office. See N.Y. Multiple Residence Law 257
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • election: as used in this article shall be deemed to apply to and include all general, special and primary elections, unofficial primaries and all local elections relating to candidates, ballot proposals, proceedings for the nominations of candidates by petition, and all elections held pursuant to Article 52A of the education law. See N.Y. Multiple Residence Law 257
  • election officer: shall mean any person who, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, performs any duty or function in the electoral process. See N.Y. Multiple Residence Law 257
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • public officer: as used in this article shall be deemed to apply to any person who holds an elective or appointive office of the state, separate authority or any political subdivision of the state with authority to supervise other personnel within such subdivisions. See N.Y. Multiple Residence Law 257
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.