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Template:NY SD46 2014

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Elections for the office of New York State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while George Amedore was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tkaczyk also ran on the Working Families Party and Green Party tickets. Amedore ran on the Conservative Party, SCC-Stop Common Core and Independence Party of New York State tickets. Tkaczyk was defeated by Amedore in the general election.[1][2][3]

The New York State Senate was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New York Senate had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of three seats, or 4.8 percent of the chamber. District 46 in the Senate was identified by Ballotpedia and WAMC Northeast Public Radio as a battleground district that could determine control of the New York State Senate. In this district, incumbent Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) was defeated by former state senator George Amedore (R) in a rematch of 2012. In 2012, the official results deemed Amedore the winner, but county election officials opened 91 new ballots in January 2013 which eventually gave Tkaczyk an 18 vote lead.[4]

New York State Senate District 46, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGeorge Amedore 54.6% 53,553
     Democratic Cecilia Tkaczyk Incumbent 42.8% 42,009
     None Blank 2.4% 2,401
     None Scattering 0.1% 108
     None Void 0.1% 82
Total Votes 98,153