For Candidates

Candidates who wish to run for public office should visit the website of the NYS Board of Elections for detailed information on how to become a candidate, set up and report on campaign treasury activities, and detailed information on election law. Visit If possible a candidate should contact their local political party chairperson.

Petition Dates for 2017 General Election:

Type of PetitionFirst Day Voter can Sign PetitionFirst Day to FileLast Day to File
Designating (Party)June 6July 10July 13
Independent NominatingJuly 11Aug 15Aug 22
Primary Election - September 12, 2017
General Election - November 7, 2017

Downloads and Other Information:

Petition Cover Sheet (PDF)

Designating Petition Form (legal size paper - PDF)

Designating Petitions - Required Signatures by District - 2017 (PDF)

Candidate Campaign Finance

Financial Disclosure Statement (PDF)

Claim of Exemption (PDF)

Candidate Campaign Finance Registration Form (PDF)

Political Party Committee Contact Information

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