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Revision as of 14:04, 17 January 2014

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2013


Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in New York
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in New York
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



New York

The state of New York will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State Assembly Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (3 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in New York

U.S. Congress


  • 1st Congressional District
See also: New York's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. Tim Bishop (D) is seeking re-election in a district that has slowly become more conservative over the past decade. State Sen. Lee Zeldin is the Republican front-runner. With Zeldin's name recognition and both candidates' ability to win elections with the 1st District constituency, the district may be the scene of one of the more competitive races of 2014.
  • 11th Congressional District
See also: New York's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. Michael Grimm (R) was redistricted to the 11th District for his 2012 re-election campaign. Despite the district voting for President Barack Obama by 4.3 percentage points, Grimm won his bid by 5 percentage points. However, the 2014 campaign started early with numerous outside groups dumping money and attention into the race beginning in 2013. The attention could mean a more competitive race.
  • 18th Congressional District
See also: New York's 18th Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. Sean Maloney defeated the 19th District incumbent Nan Hayworth (R) in the newly drawn 18th District by 3.7 percentage points. In 2014, with a better idea of the district's constituency, Hayworth and Maloney are set for a rematch.
  • 21st Congressional District
See also: New York's 21st Congressional District elections, 2014
Having only won the redrawn district by 1.9 percentage points in 2012, Rep. Bill Owens may face another tough election. Owens is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
  • 23rd Congressional District
See also: New York's 23rd Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. Tom Reed (R) is facing a challenge from Martha Robertson (D) in the general election. The 23rd ranks as competitive on every one of Ballotpedia's measures for the most competitive districts in 2014.


New York State Legislature


See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014 and New York State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014. Heading into the election, the Democratic Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New York
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in New York

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in New York will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 27 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 27 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 14, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New York has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds 21 of the 27 congressional seats from New York.

Members of the U.S. House from New York -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 21 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
Total 27 27

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 27 congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Tim Bishop Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Peter T. King Ends.png Republican 2
Steve Israel Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Carolyn McCarthy Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Gregory Meeks Electiondot.png Democratic 5
Grace Meng Electiondot.png Democratic 6
Nydia Velazquez Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Hakeem Jeffries Electiondot.png Democratic 8
Yvette Clarke Electiondot.png Democratic 9
Jerrold Nadler Electiondot.png Democratic 10
Michael Grimm Ends.png Republican 11
Carolyn Maloney Electiondot.png Democratic 12
Charles Rangel Electiondot.png Democratic 13
Joseph Crowley Electiondot.png Democratic 14
Jose E. Serrano Electiondot.png Democratic 15
Eliot Engel Electiondot.png Democratic 16
Nita Lowey Electiondot.png Democratic 17
Sean Maloney Electiondot.png Democratic 18
Chris Gibson Ends.png Republican 19
Paul Tonko Electiondot.png Democratic 20
Bill Owens Electiondot.png Democratic 21
Richard Hanna Ends.png Republican 22
Tom Reed Ends.png Republican 23
Dan Maffei Electiondot.png Democratic 24
Louise Slaughter Electiondot.png Democratic 25
Brian Higgins Electiondot.png Democratic 26
Chris Collins Ends.png Republican 27

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Green Party Green Primary


3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Failed to file


Disqualified

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


6th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


8th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

10th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified


11th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Disqualified


12th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

13th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Failed to file


14th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

15th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

16th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified


17th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Disqualified


18th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified


19th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

20th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

21st Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Disqualified

Failed to file


22nd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Disqualified

Failed to file

  • Republican Party Michael Vasquez - Founder and President of M V Consulting, Inc.[47][48]


23rd Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified


24th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

25th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

26th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

Disqualified


27th Congressional District

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary

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State executive official elections in New York

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See also: New York state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in New York
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Down ballot offices

Four state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of New York.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in New York:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Primary election

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Andrew Cuomo (also running on the Working Families Party, the Women's Equality Party and the Independence Party of America Independence Party lines) - Incumbent[50]
Democratic Party Zephyr Teachout - Fordham University Law professor[51]
Democratic Party Randy Credico[52]

General election

Republican Party Rob Astorino (also running on the Conservative Party Conservative Party and "Stop Common Core" lines) - Westchester County Executive[53][50]
Green Party Howie Hawkins - activist and teamster[54]
Libertarian Party Michael McDermott (nominated at party convention) - real estate developer[55]
Independent Rent is 2 Damn High candidate Jimmy McMillan[52]
Independent Sapient Party candidate Steven Cohn[52]
Independent Life and Justice Party candidate Michael J. Carey[52]

Lost at convention

Libertarian Party Nathan LeBron[56][57]
Libertarian Party Richard Cooper - manufacturing executive and Libertarian activist[58][57]
Libertarian Party Chris Edes - Libertarian activist (nominated for lieutenant governor instead)[59][57]

Did not qualify

Democratic Party Racquel McPherson
Democratic Party Sam Sloan

Did not file by deadline

Republican Party Steven McLaughlin - State Assemblyman[60]
Republican Party Carl Paladino - 2010 Republican candidate for governor[61]
Independent John Studer - Socialist Workers Party candidate[62]

Lieutenant Governor


Primary election

Democratic Party Kathy Hochul (also running on the Working Families Party, Independence Party of America Independence Party and Women's Equality Party lines) - Former U.S. House Representative, New York, District 26[63][50]
Democratic Party Tim Wu[8]

General election

Republican Party Chris Moss (also running on the Conservative Party Conservative Party. Life and Justice and "Stop Common Core" lines)[50]
Green Party Brian Jones - educator[64]
Libertarian Party Chris Edes (nominated at party convention) - Libertarian activist[57]
Independent Rent is 2 Damn High candidate Christalle Felix[50]
Independent Sapient Party candidate Kendy Guzman[50]

Did not qualify

Democratic Party Nenad Bach[50]

Attorney General


General election

Democratic Party Eric Schneiderman - Incumbent (also running on the Working Families Party, Independence Party of America Independence Party and Women's Equality Party lines)[50]
Republican Party John Cahill (also running on the Conservative Party Conservative Party, Life and Justice Party and "Stop Common Core" lines)[65][50]
Green Party Ramon Jimenez[50]
Libertarian Party Carl Person (nominated at party convention) - attorney[57]

Declined

Republican Party Daniel Donovan - 2010 candidate for Attorney General[66]
Republican Party Michael Garcia - Former U.S. Attorney[67]

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
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2007 Yes[68]

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State Senate election in New York

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See also: New York State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Senate will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New York State Senate:

New York State Senate
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 32 Pending
     Republican Party 29 Pending
     Vacancy 2 Pending
Total 63 63

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63

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State Assembly elections in New York

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See also: New York State Assembly elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New York State Assembly will consist of a primary election on September 9, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 10, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New York State Assembly:

New York House of Representatives
Party As of August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 99 Pending
     Republican Party 40 Pending
     Vacancy 11 Pending
Total 150 150

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118District 119District 120District 121District 122District 123District 124District 125District 126District 127District 128District 129District 130District 131District 132District 133District 134District 135District 136District 137District 138District 139District 140District 141District 142District 143District 144District 145District 146District 147District 148District 149District 150

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Statewide ballot measure elections in New York

See also: New York 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Two measures are certified for the 2014 statewide ballot in New York.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Proposal 1 Redistricting Creates an independent panel to draw district lines every ten years
LRCA Proposal 2 Legislature Allows for electronic versions of bills rather than requiring paper copies
BI Proposal 3 Bonds Authorizes $2 billion in state bonds to fund technology upgrades in schools

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School board elections in New York

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and New York school board elections, 2014

A total of 17 New York school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 45 seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections for May 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 211,765 K-12 students.[69]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the New York school board elections in chronological order:

May 6, 2014

May 20, 2014

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Voting in New York

See also: Voting in New York
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Important voting information

  • New York uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • As of August 2014, New York is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in New York, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

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.[70][71]

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:[70]

  • 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

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

New York ranked 50th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. New York received an overall score of 45%.[72]

See also

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