New York's 26th Congressional District elections, 2012
November 6, 2012
June 26, 2012
Candidates wishing to run must file by the signature filing deadline April 16, 2012. On January 27, 2012, Judge Gary Sharpe moved the primary date from September 11, 2012 to June 26, 2012 in order to allow for sufficient time to send absentee ballots to military voters.
Heading into the election the incumbent is Kathy Hochul (D), who was first elected to the House in a special election on May 24, 2011. Due to redistricting, Hochul is running in the redrawn 27th district, and 27th district incumbent Brian Higgins is running in the new 26th.
Impact of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in New York
Following the results of the 2010 Census, New York lost two congressional seats, bringing its total number of representatives down from 29 to 27. According to a report in the Washington Post political blog "The Fix," New York was one of the top 10 redistricting battles in the nation.
- United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012
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- New York Times "Judge Moves Congressional Primary Date to June," January 27, 2012
- New York Board of Elections "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," April 18, 2012
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- Washington Post, "The Fix," "Redistricting battles hit a fever pitch," June 3, 2011
- New York Times "Democrats Capture House Seat in Special Election," Accessed December 26, 2011