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New York down ballot state executive elections, 2014

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New York Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date:
September 9, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

New York State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorAttorney General
Down Ballot
Comptroller

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One down ballot state executive position is up for election in the state of New York in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2015 Winner Partisan Switch?
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
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2007 Yes[4] Democratic Party Thomas DiNapoli
Republican Party Bob Antonacci
Green Party Theresa Portelli
Libertarian Party John Clifton
Democratic Party Thomas DiNapoli No


Comptroller

Current incumbent

Democratic Party Thomas DiNapoli (also running on the Working Families Party and Independence Party of America Independence Party lines) - running[5]

Candidates

Duties

Article V of the state constitution outlines the following duties of the comptroller:

  • To audit all vouchers before payment and all official accounts
  • to audit the accrual and collection of all revenues and receipts
  • to prescribe such methods of accounting as are necessary for the performance of the foregoing duties.

Additionally, the legislature may also assign the following duties to the comptroller:

  • supervision of the accounts of any political subdivision of the state
  • powers and duties pertaining to or connected with the assessment and taxation of real estate

See also

References