This post is an excerpt from our forthcoming The Ulster County Electoral Field Guide, developed by Ulster People Vice Chair Penny Coleman. We have done our best to ensure its accuracy as of March 2019.
- Getting on the Ballot in NY State Part 1: Background
- Getting on the Ballot in NY State Part 2: Caucus or Petition?
Getting on the Ballot: Caucus or Petition
Party nomination of candidates for elective office is made at either a party caucus or in a primary election. In Ulster County, petitioning is used for all state and county-wide offices, legislative seats, and some town offices. If more than one candidate from the same party submits enough valid petition signatures, there will also be a primary election. The City of Kingston and the Towns of Woodstock and New Paltz have switched to petition, but in other towns the caucus is still used.Continue reading “Getting on the Ballot in NY State Part 2: Caucus or Petition?”