Legislation Passed in Albany Reducing Petition Requirements for Candidates

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that makes it easier for candidates to get on the ballot and run for office.

The first of the two bills temporarily reduces the number of signatures required on candidate designating petitions by 25 percent this year. That's because the primary election date for state offices has been moved to match with the federal date.

The second bill reduces the petition signatures candidates have to get to be nominated for town, city or county party committee memberships to just three percent of enrolled party members.

Primaries are now being held in June instead of September, requiring the changes be made for this year.

More information from the NYS Website here.


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