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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

 


ELECTION DATES

 

PRIMARY ELECTION 

Sec. 8-100 (1) (a)

TBA

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


GENERAL ELECTION

Sec. 8-100 (1) (c)

NOVEMBER 3, 2015

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

2015 PETITION SIGNATURE REQUIREMENTS

 

DISTRICT

DEM

PARTY

REP

PARTY

CONS

PARTY

GRE

PARTY

WOR

PARTY

IND

PARTY

INDEPENDENT
 

COUNTY-WIDE

OFFICES

2000 2000 240 46 64 713 1500

City of Syracuse

CITY-WIDE

OFFICES

1000 517 34 21 26 140 1349
COUNTY LEG
1 241 332 16 3 4 48 437
2 278 270 17 2 4 48 417
3 242 277 20 2 4 48 413
4 253 234 15 3 5 42 373
5 266 228 19 2 6 42 377
6 258 388 17 3 3 59 566
7 316 203 14 3 4 42

396

8 258 107 8 3 5 27 206
9 309 123 9 4 5 32 242
10 306 338 15 4 2 52 562
11 257 303 17 3 3 46 485
12 241 322 17 3 3 46 495
13 247 326 24 2 4 52 466
14 264 269 17 2 4 47 404
15 379 234 15 3 5 43 479
16 472 52 4 3 7 18 218
17 374 91 4 9 4 27 338

City of Syracuse

COMMON COUNCIL

1 DISTRICT 299 133 10 4 6 32 273
2 DISTRICT 273 88 7 3 6 26 179
3 DISTRICT 412 126 9 3 6 29 346
4 DISTRICT 406 52 3 7 5 23 210
5 DISTRICT 405 121 6 6 5 32 343
TOWN OFFICES
CAMILLUS NA 298 17 2 3 45 482
Ward 1 NA 57 3 1 1 9 86
Ward 2 NA 49 3 1 1 9 73
Ward 3 NA 39 4 1 1 7 63
Ward 4 NA 46 3 1 1 7 80
Ward 5 NA 56 4 1 1 8 95
Ward 6 NA 52 3 1 1 7 87
 
CICERO NA 327 26 2 5 56 494
 
CLAY NA 578 NA 4 8 103 880
 
DEWITT NA 235 13 3 3 38 445
 
ELBRIDGE NA 70 7 1 1 12 91
 
FABIUS NA 27 NA 1 1 5 38
     
GEDDES NA 185 11 2 3 31 305
 
LAFAYETTE NA 67 NA 1 1 11 97
 
LYSANDER NA 292 14 2 3 40 377
 
MANLIUS NA 382 18 4 3 60 638
 
MARCELLUS 54 84 NA 2 1 19 131
 
ONONDAGA NA 261 NA 3 3 40 416
     
OTISCO NA NA NA 1 1 5 48
 
POMPEY NA 102 5 1 1 14 138
 
SALINA 335 301 20 3 6 55 490
Ward 1 89 87 6 1 1 15 145
Ward 2 83 79 5 1 1 13 126
Ward 3 84 64 5 1 3 13 108
Ward 4 81 72 6 1 2 16 111
 
SKANEATELES NA 116 NA 1 1 16 158
 
SPAFFORD 17 NA NA 1 1 3 38
         
TULLY NA 37 NA 1 1 5 54
 
VAN BUREN NA 148 12 2 2 24 207
 
VILLAGE OF CAMILLUS NA NA NA NA NA NA 50

 

REVISED: 4/2/15

*** Used 4/1/15 Active Enrollment Numbers


FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE**

ONONDAGA COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

2015 CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONS

OFFICE
INDIVIDUAL
CORPORATION FAMILY +
 
SUPREME COURT TBA 5,000.00 100,000.00
 
COUNTY WIDE 14,090.00 5,000.00 70,450.00
CITY WIDE 3,561.00 3,561.00 17,803.00
 
COUNTY LEG  
1 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,355.00
2 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,247.00
3 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,092.00
4 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,954.00
5 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,015.00
6 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,970.00
7 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,118.00
8 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,984.00
9 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,438.00
10 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,967.00
11 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,385.00
12 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,429.00
13 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,486.00
14 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,187.00
15 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,670.00
16 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,594.00
17 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,564.00
 
CITY COUNCIL  
1 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,535.00
2 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,950.00
3 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,978.00
4 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,371.00
5 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,970.00
 
TOWN OFFICES  
CAMILLUS
1,000.00 1,000.00 4,269.00
1st Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
2nd Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
3rd Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
4th Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
5th Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
6th Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
 
CICERO 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,891.00
CLAY 1,826.00 1,826.00 9,126.00
DEWITT 1,000.00 1,000.00 4,104.00
GEDDES 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,876.00
LYSANDER 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,663.00
MANLIUS 1,140.00 1,140.00 5,700.00
ONONDAGA 1,000.00 1,000.00 3,771.00
SALINA
1,021.00 1,021.00 5,105.00
1st Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,393.00
2nd Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,291.00
3rd Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
4th Ward 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,250.00
SKANEATELES 1,000.00 1,000.00 1,388.00
VAN BUREN 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,083.00
 

INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATION CONTRIBUTIONS IN ALL OTHER TOWNS AND

THE VILLAGE OF CAMILLUS IS $1,000.

FAMILY CONTRIBUTIONS IN ALL OTHER TOWNS AND

THE VILLAGE OF CAMILLUS IS $1,250.

EXEMPT FROM LIMITS:  Candidates & Spouse, County Committee

REVISED: 3/16/2015

** 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
TBA


General Election
TBA


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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