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The '''state of [[New York]] is holding elections''' in 2012. Here are the dates of note:  
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The '''state of [[New York]] held elections''' in 2012. Below are the dates of note:  
 
*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: June 12, 2012 (Congress) and July 12, 2012 (State Legislature)
 
*[[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections|Signature filing deadline]]: June 12, 2012 (Congress) and July 12, 2012 (State Legislature)
*[[2012 election dates|Primary date]]: June 26, 2012 (Congress only) & September 13, 2012 (State Legislatures)
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*[[2012 election dates|Primary date]]: June 26, 2012 (Congress only) & September 13, 2012 (State Legislatures). According to Douglas Kellner, co-chairman of the New York State Board of Elections, the split primary dates cost county governments an additional $50 million across the state.<ref>[http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/10/15/bloomberg-opposes-earlier-primary-elections/ ''Wall Street Journal'' "Bloomberg opposes earlier primary elections," October 15, 2012]</ref>
 
*[[2012 election dates#November|General election date]]: November 6, 2012
 
*[[2012 election dates#November|General election date]]: November 6, 2012
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==2012 Elections==
 
==2012 Elections==
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<center>''Note: Election information listed on this page does not pertain to 2012 presidential elections. For more about Ballotpedia's areas of coverage, [[:Category:Ballotpedia reports|click here.]] <br>For election results in the 50 states, see our [[November 6, 2012 election results|November 6, 2012 election results]] page''</center>
  
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===Elections by type===
 
=U.S. Senate=
 
=U.S. Senate=
 
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in New York, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in New York, 2012]]''
[[Kirsten Gillibrand]] (D) is running for re-election.
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=U.S. House=
 
=U.S. House=
 
::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012]]''
New York lost two [[U.S. House]] seats from [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]]. Currently, Democrats hold a 21-8 edge in the 29 Congressional districts.
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New York lost two [[U.S. House]] seats from [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]].
 
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=State Senate=
 
=State Senate=
 
::''See also: [[New York State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[New York State Senate elections, 2012]]''
Heading into the election, Republicans maintain partisan control in the [[New York State Senate|state senate]].
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Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the [[New York State Senate|state senate]].
 
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=State House=
 
=State House=
 
::''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[New York State Assembly elections, 2012]]''
Heading into the election, Democrats maintain partisan control in the [[New York State Assembly|state assembly]].
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Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the [[New York State Assembly|state assembly]].
 
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==Eligibility to Vote==
 
==Eligibility to Vote==
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[[File:Flag of New York.png|link=New York|alt=New York|right|200px|New York]]
 
===Primary election===
 
===Primary election===
 
:: ''See also: [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Voting in the 2012 primary elections]]''
  
[[New York]] is one of 21 states to use a strictly [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system. Voters must register to vote in the primary by '''June 1, 2012''', which is 25 days before the primary takes place.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html ''New York Board of Elections'' "Voting Deadlines," Accessed April 18, 2012]</ref> ([http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html Information about registering to vote])
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[[New York]] is one of 21 states to use a strictly [[Closed primary|closed primary]] system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by '''June 1, 2012''', which was 25 days before the primary took place.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html ''New York Board of Elections'' "Voting Deadlines," Accessed April 18, 2012]</ref> ([http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html Information about registering to vote])
  
 
===General election===
 
===General election===
 
:: ''See also: [[Voting in the 2012 general elections]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Voting in the 2012 general elections]]''
The deadline to register to vote is 20 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 will be October 17. The deadline by mail must be postmarked by October 12 and received by October 17. In person registration is available until October 16.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/law/2012OfficialFederalPoliticalCalendarAmended.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'' "Political Calendar" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref> <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html ''New York Elections'' "Voting Deadlines" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref>
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The deadline to register to vote is 20 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 17. The deadline by mail must be postmarked by October 12 and received by October 17. In person registration was available until October 26.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/NYSBOE/law/2012OfficialFederalPoliticalCalendarAmended.pdf ''New York State Board of Elections'' "Political Calendar" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref> <ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingDeadlines.html ''New York Elections'' "Voting Deadlines" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref>
*Voter ID required: Yes<ref>[http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=NY ''Vote411'' "New York" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref>
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*[[State by State Voter ID Laws|Voter ID info]]
 
*Residency requirements: Live at present address at least 30 days before an election<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html ''New York Elections'' "Registering to Vote" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref>
 
*Residency requirements: Live at present address at least 30 days before an election<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov/VotingRegister.html ''New York Elections'' "Registering to Vote" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref>
 
*Same-day registration: None
 
*Same-day registration: None
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==Voting absentee==
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[[Image:AbsenteeMap.png|right|400px|link=Absentee voting]]
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::''See also: [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee Voting]]''
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==Voting early==
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::''See also: [[Early voting]]''
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* [[State Blue Books]]
 
* [[State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)]]
 
* [[State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2012)]]
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* [[Absentee voting]]
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* [[Early voting]]
 
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Revision as of 12:30, 22 February 2013

2013
Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of New York held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

  • Signature filing deadline: June 12, 2012 (Congress) and July 12, 2012 (State Legislature)
  • Primary date: June 26, 2012 (Congress only) & September 13, 2012 (State Legislatures). According to Douglas Kellner, co-chairman of the New York State Board of Elections, the split primary dates cost county governments an additional $50 million across the state.[1]
  • General election date: November 6, 2012
On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
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2012 Elections

Note: Election information listed on this page does not pertain to 2012 presidential elections. For more about Ballotpedia's areas of coverage, click here.
For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

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See also: United States Senate elections in New York, 2012
U.S. Senate, New York General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKirsten Gillibrand Incumbent 67.6% 4,808,878
     Republican Wendy Long 24.7% 1,755,466
     Green Colia Clark 0.6% 42,442
     Libertarian Chris Edes 0.4% 31,894
     CSP John Mangelli 0.3% 21,985
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 6.4% 455,963
Total Votes 7,116,628
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. Senate Results"

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012

New York lost two U.S. House seats from redistricting.

Members of the U.S. House from New York -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 21 21
     Republican Party 8 6
Total 29 27
District General Election Candidates Incumbent 2012 Winner Partisan Switch?
1st Democratic Party Working Families Party Tim Bishop
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Randy Altschuler
Tim Bishop Democratic Party Working Families Party Tim Bishop No
2nd Democratic Party Working Families Party Vivianne Falcone
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of AmericaIndependentPeter T. King
Steve Israel Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of AmericaIndependentPeter T. King Yes
3rd Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Steve Israel
Republican Party Conservative Party Independent Stephen Labate
Libertarian Party Michael McDermott
IndependentAnthony Tolda
Peter T. King Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Steve Israel Yes
4th Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Carolyn McCarthy
Conservative PartyFrank Scaturro
Republican Party Francis Becker Jr.
Carolyn McCarthy Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Carolyn McCarthy No
5th Democratic Party Gregory Meeks
Republican Party Allan Jennings Jr.
Libertarian Party Catherine Wark
Gary Ackerman Democratic Party Gregory Meeks No
6th Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Grace Meng
Republican Party Conservative Party Libertarian Party Daniel Halloran
Green Party Evergreen Chou
Gregory W. Meeks Democratic PartyWorking Families Party Grace Meng No
7th Democratic Party Working Families Party Nydia Velazquez
Conservative Party James Murray
Joseph Crowley Democratic Party Working Families Party Nydia Velazquez No
8th Democratic Party Working Families Party Hakeem Jeffries
Republican Party Conservative Party Alan Bellone
Green Party Colin Beavan
Jerrold Nadler Democratic Party Working Families Party Hakeem Jeffries No
9th Democratic Party Working Families Party Yvette Clarke
Republican Party Conservative Party Daniel Cavanagh
Green Party Vivia Morgan
Bob Turner Democratic Party Working Families Party Yvette Clarke Yes
10th Democratic Party Working Families Party Jerrold Nadler
Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Chan
Ed Towns Democratic Party Working Families Party Jerrold Nadler No
11th Democratic Party Working Families Party Mark Murphy
Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Grimm
Green Party Henry Bardel
Yvette D. Clarke Republican Party Conservative Party Michael Grimm Yes
12th Democratic Party Working Families Party Carolyn Maloney
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Christopher Wight
Nydia Velazquez Democratic Party Working Families Party Carolyn Maloney No
13th Democratic Party Working Families Party Charles Rangel
Republican Party Craig Schley
Independent Deborah Liatos
Michael Grimm Democratic Party Working Families Party Charles Rangel Yes
14th Democratic Party Working Families Party Joseph Crowley
Republican Party Conservative Party William Gibbons Jr.
Green Party Anthony Gronowicz
Carolyn B. Maloney Democratic Party Working Families Party Joseph Crowley No
15th Democratic Party Working Families Party Jose E. Serrano
Republican Party Conservative Party Frank Della Valle
Charles B. Rangel Democratic Party Working Families Party Jose E. Serrano No
16th Democratic Party Working Families Party Eliot Engel
Republican Party Joseph McLaughlin
Green Party Joseph Diaferia
José E. Serrano Democratic Party Working Families Party Eliot Engel No
17th Democratic Party Working Families Party Nita Lowey
Republican Party Joe Carvin
Independent Francis Morganthaler
Eliot Engel Democratic Party Working Families Party Nita Lowey No
18th Democratic Party Green Party Sean Maloney
Republican Party Conservative Party Nan Hayworth
Nita Lowey Democratic Party Green Party Sean Maloney No
19th Democratic Party Working Families Party Julian Schreibman
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Chris Gibson
Nan Hayworth Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Chris Gibson No
20th Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Paul Tonko
Republican Party Conservative Party Robert Dieterich
Chris Gibson Democratic Party Working Families Party Independence Party of America Paul Tonko Yes
21st Democratic Party Working Families Party Bill Owens
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Matt Doheny
Green Party Donald Hassig
Paul Tonko Democratic Party Working Families Party Bill Owens No
22nd Democratic Party Dan Lamb
Republican Party Independence Party of America Richard Hanna
Maurice Hinchey Republican Party Independence Party of America Richard Hanna Yes
23rd Democratic Party Working Families Party Nate Shinagawa
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Tom Reed
Bill Owens Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Tom Reed Yes
24th Democratic Party Working Families Party Dan Maffei
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Ann Marie Buerkle
Green Party Ursula Rozum
Richard L. Hanna Democratic Party Working Families Party Dan Maffei Yes
25th Democratic Party Working Families Party Louise Slaughter
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Maggie Brooks
Ann Marie Buerkle Democratic Party Working Families Party Louise Slaughter Yes
26th Democratic Party Working Families Party Brian Higgins
Republican Party Conservative Party Independence Party of America Michael Madigan
Kathy Hochul Democratic Party Working Families Party Brian Higgins No
27th Democratic Party Working Families Party Kathy Hochul
Republican Party Conservative Party Chris Collins
Brian Higgins Republican Party Conservative Party Chris Collins Yes
28th District Removed in Redistricting Louise Slaughter N/A N/A
29th District Removed in Redistricting Tom Reed N/A N/A

See also: New York State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

New York State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 29 33
     Republican Party 33 30
Total 62 63


See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Democrats maintained partisan control in the state assembly.

New York State Assembly
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 99 105
     Republican Party 49 44
     Independence Party of New York 1 1
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 150 150

Eligibility to Vote

New York

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

New York is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by June 1, 2012, which was 25 days before the primary took place.[2] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 20 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 17. The deadline by mail must be postmarked by October 12 and received by October 17. In person registration was available until October 26.[3] [4]

  • Voter ID info
  • Residency requirements: Live at present address at least 30 days before an election[5]
  • Same-day registration: None

Voting absentee

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See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

You are eligible to vote absentee in an election if you cannot make it to the polls on election day for one of the following reasons:[6]

  • unavoidably absent from your county on election day
  • unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability
  • a patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital
  • detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony

Deadlines

Applications must be mailed to the county board of elections no later than the seventh day before the election or delivered in person no later than the day before the election. Voters may also request an absentee ballot by sending a letter to their county boards of election. The letter must be received by the county board no earlier than 30 days and no later than seven days before the election. An application form will be mailed with the absentee ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with the ballot.[6]

If sent by mail, the returned ballot must be postmarked by the day before the election and received no later than the seventh day after the election. If submitted in person, the ballot must be received by close of polls on election day.[7]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

New York is one of 8 states which allow early voting but require an excuse to vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots are available (at least 32 days before election day) and ends the day prior to the election. The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.[8][9]

To vote early you need to provide an excuse for why you will be unable to vote at the polls during normal voting hours. The following are valid reasons:[8]

  • unavoidably absent from your county on election day
  • unable to appear at the polls due to illness or disability
  • a patient in a Veterans’ Administration Hospital
  • detained in jail awaiting Grand Jury action or confined in prison after conviction for an offense other than a felony

See also

References