New York signature requirements

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This page details New York signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Partisan candidates for U.S. Senate must submit signatures equal to at least 5% of the enrolled voters of the political unit. The signature requirement for U.S. Senate is 15,000 signatures, with at least 100 signatures, or 5% of enrolled voters, from each of one-half of the congressional districts.[1]

Independent candidates for U.S. Senate must submit signatures equal to at least 5% of the total number of votes, excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of Governor at the last gubernatorial election in such unit. The signature requirement is 15,000 signatures, with at least 100 signatures, or 5% of enrolled voters, from each of one-half of the congressional districts.[1]

U.S. House

Partisan candidates for U.S. House must submit signatures equal to at least 5% of the enrolled voters of the political unit. The signature requirement for U.S. House district is 1,250 signatures.[1]

Independent candidates must submit signatures equal to at least 5% of the total number of votes, excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of Governor at the last gubernatorial election in such unit. The signature requirement is 3,500 signatures.[1]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

Candidates were required to file for the June 26, 2012 congressional primary by April 13, 2012.[2]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Governor

Partisan candidates for Governor must submit signatures equal to at least 5% of the enrolled voters of the political unit. The signature requirement for Governor is 15,000 signatures, with at least 100 signatures, or 5% of enrolled voters, from each of one-half of the congressional districts.[1]

Independent candidates for Governor must submit signatures equal to at least 5% of the total number of votes, excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of Governor at the last gubernatorial election in such unit. The signature requirement is 15,000 signatures, with at least 100 signatures, or 5% of enrolled voters, from each of one-half of the congressional district.[1]

State legislature

State Senate

Partisan candidates for State Senate must submit at least 1,000 signatures.[1]

Independent candidates for State Senate must submit at least 3,000 signatures.[1]

State House

Partisan candidates for State Assembly must submit at least 500 signatures.[1]

Independent candidates for State Assembly must submit at least 1,500 signatures.[1]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

Candidates were required to file for the September 11, 2012 primary by July 12, 2012.

Ballot measures

New York
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Statewide ballot measures in New York can be:

See also

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