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Erik J. Haight (R)
Marco Caviglia (D)

For a complete list of important dates see the NYS 2017 Political Calendar

Selected 2017 Dates

Election Dates

September 12th Primary Election
November 7th General Election

 

Selected 2017 Dates for the Primary Election on Sept. 12th

Registration Dates

Aug. 18 Mail Registration for Primary: Last day to postmark application for primary and last day it must be received by board of elections is Aug. 23.
Aug. 18 In person registration for Primary: Last day application must be received by board of elections to be eligible to vote in primary election.
Aug. 23 Changes of address for Primary received by this date must be processed.

 

Absentee Dates

Sept. 5 Last day to postmark application for primary ballot.
Sept. 11 Last day to apply in person for primary ballot
Sept. 11 Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Sept. 19th.
Sept. 12 Last day to deliver primary ballot in person to county board, by close of polls.

 

Military Absentee Dates

Aug. 11 Date to mail ballot to Military Voter.
Aug. 18 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for Military ballot for primary if not previously registered
Sept. 5 Last day for a board of elections to receive Military application for primary if previously registered
Sept. 11 Last day to apply personally for Military ballot for primary if previously registered.
Sept. 11 Last day to postmark Military ballot for primary and date it must be received by the board of elections is September 19th .

 

Selected 2017 Dates for the General Election on Nov. 7th

Registration Dates

Oct. 13 Mail Registration for General: Last day to postmark application for general election and last day it must be received by board of elections by Oct. 18.
Oct. 13 In person registration for General: Last day application must be received by board of elections to be eligible to vote in general election. If honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 13th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 28th.
Oct. 13 Change of Party Enrollment: Last day to accept a change of enrollment.
Oct. 18 Changes of address for General received by this date must be processed.

 

Absentee Dates

Oct. 31 Last day to postmark application or letter of application for general election ballot.
Nov. 6 Last day to apply in person for general election ballot.
Nov. 6 Last day to postmark general election ballot. Must be received by the county board no later than Nov. 14th.
Nov. 7 Last day to deliver general election ballot in person to county board, by close of polls on election day.

 

Military Absentee Dates

Oct. 6 Date to mail ballot to Military voter.
Oct. 28 Last day for a board of elections to receive application for a Military absentee ballot if not previously registered.
Oct. 31 Last day for a board of elections to receive Military absentee application, if by mail and previously registered.
Nov. 6 Last day to apply personally for a Military General Election ballot if previously registered.
Nov. 6 Last day to postmark Military ballot and date it must be received by the board of elections is Nov. 20th.

 

Selected 2017 Dates for Becoming a Candidate

Designating Petitions for Primary

June. 6 First day for signing designating petitions.
July 10 - July 13 Dates for filing designating petitions.
July 17 Last day to authorize designations.
July 17 Last day to accept or decline designations.
July 21 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination.
July 25 Last day to file authorization of substitution after declination of a designation.

Opportunity to Ballot Petitions

June 27 First day for signing OTB petitions.
July 20 Last day to file OTB petitions.
July 27 Last day to file an OTB petition if there has been a declination by a designated candidate.

Party Nomination Other Than Primary

June 6 First day to hold a town caucus.
Sept. 19 Last day for filing nominations made at a town or village caucus or by a party committee.
Sept. 19 Last day to file certificates of nomination to fill vacancies created pursuant to §§ 6-116 & 6-158(6)
Sept. 22 Last day to accept or decline a nomination for office made based on § 6-116.
Sept. 25 Last day to file authorization of nomination made based on § 6-116.
Sept. 26 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination made based on § 6-116.

Independent Petitions

July 11 First day for signing nominating petitions.
Aug. 15 - Aug. 22 Dates for filing independent nominating petitions.
Aug. 25 Last day to accept or decline nomination. §6-158(11)
Aug. 28 Last day to fill a vacancy after a declination.
Sept. 15 Last day to decline after acceptance if nominee loses party primary.

 

 

 

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