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File #: Res 0444-2010    Version: * Name: Approving the rate set by the Commissioners of the Board of Elections in the City of New York.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 9/16/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving the rate set by the Commissioners of the Board of Elections in the City of New York pursuant to Section 7-207(5) of the State Election Law to compensate party representatives for their time spent monitoring the preparation of voting machines and devices pursuant to Sections 7-207(2) and 7-207(3) of the State Election Law.
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, James F. Gennaro, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Fernando Cabrera , David G. Greenfield, Robert Jackson, Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 9/8/10, 2. Hearing Testimony 9/8/10, 3. Hearing Transcript 9/8/10, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-16-10
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Gale A. Brewer City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2010*Gale A. Brewer City Council Re-referred to Committee by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2010*Gale A. Brewer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2010*Gale A. Brewer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2010*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/8/2010*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Governmental Operations P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Meeting details Not available
Preconsidered Res. No. 444
 
 
Resolution approving the rate set by the Commissioners of the Board of Elections in the City of New York pursuant to Section 7-207(5) of the State Election Law to compensate party representatives for their time spent monitoring the preparation of voting machines and devices pursuant to Sections 7-207(2) and 7-207(3) of the State Election Law.
 
 
By Council Members Brewer, Gennaro, Arroyo, Cabrera, Greenfield, Jackson and Williams
 
      Whereas, Beginning with the September 14, 2010 Primary Election, New York City voters will no longer use lever voting machines but will cast their ballots using new pollsite voting systems, including optical scan voting machines; and
Whereas, State Election Law provides that party representatives are entitled to be present during the preparation of voting machines and devices to observe such preparation and examine the printed or photographic record or ballot programming data produced by such voting machines or devices in order to ensure that they are properly programmed and in appropriate condition for use on Election Day; and
      Whereas, State Election Law also provides that such party representatives shall be compensated for their services at a rate set by the local Board of Elections and approved by the governing body of the municipality wherein such voting machines or devices are to be used; and
       Whereas, On August 3, 2010, the Commissioners of the Board of Elections in the City of New York voted unanimously to set the pay rate for such party representatives at $200 per day, which is the same rate received by Inspectors of Elections and other poll workers on Election Day; now therefore, be it
      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York approves the rate set by the Commissioners of the Board of Elections in the City of New York pursuant to Section 7-207(5) of the State Election Law to compensate party representatives for their time spent monitoring the preparation of voting machines and devices pursuant to Sections 7-207(2) and 7-207(3) of the State Election Law.
 
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