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Public Advocate Special Election Field Narrows Slightly, with Ballot Challenge Decisions Looming

Public Advocate Special Election Field Narrows Slightly, with Ballot Challenge Decisions Looming

BOE rules for ballot access are notoriously complex and candidates are often kicked off based on technicalities, inviting legal challenges ...
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Flubbed Subpoena Keeps Fernando Cabrera on the Ballot

Flubbed Subpoena Keeps Fernando Cabrera on the Ballot

A Bronx judge ruled today that Councilman Fernando Cabrera could stay on the ballot in his primary challenge against State ...
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The Quirks of NY Election Law: Presumption of Validity and Petition Strategies – Two Landmark Cases in a Single County.

The Quirks of NY Election Law: Presumption of Validity and Petition Strategies – Two Landmark Cases in a Single County.

There is then a three-day window in which any interested individual (anyone affected directly by the race) may file general ...
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Understanding the Labyrinth: New York's Ballot Access Laws

Understanding the Labyrinth: New York’s Ballot Access Laws

The law is very specific about how many signatures candidates must collect. They have to get 5 percent of the ...
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Close Ties Among Bronx Electeds, Campaign Consultants, Lobbyists and Donors

Close Ties Among Bronx Electeds, Campaign Consultants, Lobbyists and Donors

Good government groups argue that the problem is much larger than Gjonaj and Klein’s close relationship with donors. Alex Camarda, ...
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Black Campaign School Seeks To Build Black Political Power

Black Campaign School Seeks To Build Black Political Power

Quentin James was tired of the Democratic Party taking black votes for granted without investing in building black political power ...
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This PAC is Raising $12 Million To Get Black Politicians Elected in 2020

This PAC is Raising $12 Million To Get Black Politicians Elected in 2020

The growing Collective PAC is turning its attention and growth strategy to get more black politicians elected at the local, ...
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Candidate kicked off the ballot? It all happens in this room.

Candidate kicked off the ballot? It all happens in this room.

Designating petitions had to be delivered to the Board of Elections between July 9 and 12 last week. Turning them ...
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Get On the Ballot Presentation

Attorney Sarah K. Steiner's excellent introduction to running for local elected offices in New York.  It covers more than we're ...
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Candidates Want Your Vote. They Need Your Signature First

Candidates Want Your Vote. They Need Your Signature First

This is a great first overview of the petition process. Don't let the process intimidate you, but also don't under-estimate ...
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