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Political Calendar

This political calendar contains ready reference to the significant dates pertaining to elections to be held in this state.

It constitutes a valuable guide to the proper administration of our election process. For complete information be sure to consult the applicable Election Law and Regulations. All dates are based on statutory provisions in effect on the date of publication. Final confirmation should be obtained from your county board of elections.

www.elections.ny.gov

May 9, 2014


ELECTION DATES

 

PRIMARY ELECTION 

Sec. 8-100 (1) (a)

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

POLLS OPEN AT 12 NOON and CLOSE AT 9 P.M.


GENERAL ELECTION

Sec. 8-100 (1) (c)

NOVEMBER 4, 2014

POLLS OPEN AT 6 A.M. and CLOSE AT 9 P.M.

 

 

BECOMING A CANDIDATE
PARTY DESIGNATIONS


FEDERAL  OFFICE

INDEPENDENT PETITIONS FOR FEDERAL OFFICE

June 24            First day for signing Federal nominating petitions. Sec. 6-138 (4)

July 29 - Aug 5  Dates for filing Federal independent nominating petitions. Sec. 6-158 (9)

Aug 8               Last day to accept or decline Federal independent nominations. Sec. 6-158 (11)

Aug 8               Last day to decline after acceptance if nominee loses party primary. Sec 6-158 (11)

Aug 11             Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination to any independent petition petition for

                       Federal office. Sec 6-158 (12)

 

STATE /  LOCAL  ELECTIONS

PARTY CALLS

May 20            Last day for State and County party chairs to file a statement of party positions to be filled

                      at the Primary Election. Sec. 2-120

DESIGNATING PETITIONS
May 29            First day for signing designating petitions. Sec. 6-134 (4)
July 7-10         Dates for filing designating petitions. Sec. 6-158 (1)
July 14            Last day to authorize designations. Sec. 6-120 (3)
July 14            Last day to accept or decline a designation. Sec. 6-158 (2)
July 18            Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination. Sec. 6-158 (3)
July 22            Last day to file authorization of substitution. Sec. 6-120 (3)

OPPORTUNITY TO BALLOT PETITIONS
June 24           First day for signing. Sec. 6-164
July 17             Last day to file petitions. Sec. 6-158 (4)
July 24             Last day to file an OTB petition if there has been a declination by a designated candidate.
                       Sec. 6-158 (4)

PARTY NOMINATIONS OTHER THAN PRIMARY

May 29             First day to hold a town caucus. Sec. 6-108

Sept 16            Last day for filing nominations made at a town caucus or a party committee. Sec. 6-158 (6)

Sept 16            Last day to file certificates of nomination to fill vacancies created pursuant to

                       Sec. 6-116 & 6-158 (6)

Sept 19            Last day to accept or decline a nomination. Sec. 6-116

Sept 22            Last day to file authorization of nomination. Sec. 6-116

Sept 23            Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination. Sec. 6-116

JUDICIAL DISTRICT CONVENTIONS

Sept 16 - 22      Dates for holding J.D. Conventions Sec. 6-158 (5)

Sept 23             Last day to file certificate of nomination. Sec. 6-158 (6)

Sept 26             Last day to decline. Sec. 6-158 (8)

Sept 30             Last day to fill vacancy after a declination. Sec. 6-158 (8)

Minutes of a convention must be filed within 72 hours of adjournment. Sec. 6-158 (6)

 

INDEPENDENT NOMINATIONS

INDEPENDENT PETITIONS Secs. 6-138 (4)
July 8 
            First day for signing nominating petitions. Sec. 6-138 (4)
Aug 12 - 19    
Dates for filing independent nominating petitions. Sec. 6-158 (9)

Aug 22            Last day to accept or decline nomination. Sec. 6-158 (11)
Aug 25
           Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination. Sec. 6-158 (12)
Sept 12           
Last day to decline after acceptance if nominee loses party primary. Sec. 6-158 (11)

SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNATING AND OPPORTUNITY TO BALLOT PETITIONS (Sec. 6-136) and INDEPENDENT NOMINATING PETITIONS (Sec. 6-142)

5% of the enrolled voters of the political party in the political unit (excluding voters in inactive status) or the following, whichever is less. For any office to be filled by all the voters of:

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ONONDAGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

2014 PETITION SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS

FEDERAL

DISTRICT

DEM

PARTY

REP

PARTY

CONS

PARTY

WOR

PARTY

IND

PARTY

GRE

PARTY

INDEPENDENT
CONGRESS
24 * 1250 1250 419 100 1097 56 3500
 
* INDICATES PETITIONS WILL BE FILED IN ALBANY

 

PARTY POSITIONS

DISTRICT

DEM PARTY

REP PARTY

CONS PARTY

WOR PARTY

IND PARTY

GREEN PARTY
STATE COMMITTEE
120 198 n/a -   - 2
126 497 n/a -   - 5
127 500 n/a -   - 10
128 500 n/a -   - 15
129 500 n/a -   - 15
24CD (CONS/WF)      419* 65    
50 (IND)         450  
53 (IND)         267  
JUDICIAL DELEGATES
120 500* 293 84* 20* 214* 8*
126 497 500 36 6 107 5
127 500 500 88 16 239 10
128 500 500 52 22 169 15
129 500 500 50 20 165 15
             

* Indicates Petition will be filed in Albany

 Revised: 12/19/13

 

ONONDAGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

2014 PETITION SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS

DISTRICT

DEM

PARTY

REP

PARTY

CONS

PARTY

WOR

PARTY

IND

PARTY

GRE

PARTY

INDEPENDENT
 

Onondaga County

COUNTY-WIDE

Offices

2000 2000 237 65 717 43 1500

City of Syracuse

CITY-WIDE

Offices

1000 539 33 27 146 20 1500
STATE SENATE
50* 1000 1000 177 34 499 23 3000
53* 1000 1000 132 48 419 31 3000
STATE ASSEMBLY
120* 500 500 84 20 214 8 1500
126* 500 500 89 18 237 13 1500
127 500 500 88 16 239 10 1500
128 500 500 52 22 169 15 1500
129 500 500 50 20 165 15 1500
TOWN OFFICES
CAMILLUS - Ward 4
n/a 57 3 2 10 2 84
 
CICERO n/a 333 26 5 55 2 519
 
ELBRIDGE n/a 70 7 1 12 1 93
 
FABIUS n/a 28 2 1 5 1 38
 
LAFAYETTE n/a 68 n/a 1 10 1 100
 
MARCELLUS 54 84 n/a 1 19 1 133
OTISCO n/a n/a n/a 1 5 1 48
 
* Indicates Petitions will be filed in Albany.

REVISED: 6/25/2014

*** Used 4/1/13 Active Enrollment Numbers

any political subdivision contained within another political subdivision, except as herein provided, requirement is not to exceed the number required for the larger subdivision; a political subdivision containing more than one assembly district, county or other political subdivision, requirement is not to exceed the aggregate of the signatures required for the subdivision or parts of subdivision so contained.

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE**

ONONDAGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

2014 CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONS

OFFICE
INDIVIDUAL
CORPORATION FAMILY +
 
SUPREME COURT      
 
COUNTY WIDE 14,090.00 5,000.00 70,450.00
CITY WIDE 3,560.45 3,560.45 17,802.25
 
STATE SENATE  
50* 10,300.00 5,000.00  
53* 10,300.00 5,000.00  
 
STATE ASSEMBLY  
120* 4,100.00 4,100.00  
126* 4,100.00 4,100.00  
127 4,100.00 4,100.00 21,758.00
128 4,100.00 4,100.00 19,037.50
129 4,100.00 4,100.00 16,701.50
 
 
TOWN OFFICES  
CAMILLUS WARD 4
1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
 
CICERO 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,891.00
 
ELBRIDGE 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
 
FABIUS 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
 
LAFAYETTE 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
 
OTISCO 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
 
INDIVIDUAL IN ALL OTHER TOWNS IS $1,000
EXEMPT FROM LIMITS:  Candidates & Spouse, County Committee
 
2014 PRIMARY CONTRIBUTION LIMITS
COUNTY WIDE - DEM 5,185.30 5,000.00 25,926.50
COUNTY WIDE - REP 4,325.90 4,325.90 21,629.50
CITY WIDE - DEM 1,925.40 1,925.40 9,627.00
CITY WIDE - REP 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,906.00
 

REVISED: 4/3/2014

** Used: 10/27/2012 Active Political Subdivision Numbers

* Numbers furnished by State Board of Elections

+ Family - Candidate's Family consists of Candidate's Child, Parent, Grandparent, Brother, Sister and Spouses of those persons.

 

DATES FOR FILING

Primary Election
32 Day Pre-Primary - August 8, 2014
11 Day Pre-Primary - August 29, 2014
10 Day Post-Primary - September 19, 2014

August 26 - September 8 *


General Election
32 Day Pre-General - October 3, 2014
11 Day Pre-General - October 24, 2014
27 Day Post-General - December 1, 2014

October 21 - November 3 *


Periodic Reports
Jan. 15
July 15

* During this time period any contribution or loan which exceeds $1,000 must be reported within 24 hours of receipt. This same contribution or loan must also be reported in the Post-Election report.

** NOTE **
For complete information on the manner, time and place for filing campaign financial disclosure reports, contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-458-3453, your county board of elections, or see Article 14 of the NYS Election Law and Part 6200

of the Rules and Regulations.

 
 
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