The “NY-23 Five” Candidates’ Petitions are in! What’s next?

pencil-survey_Full1According to an article from the Salamanca Press, more than 14,000 democrats signed the nominating petitions for the “NY-23 Five” Democratic Congressional Candidates. The article listed the number of signatures reported by the Candidates’ campaigns, mostly given in round numbers as: Mitrano with 5,300, Golden with 2,800, Andrei and Della Pia with 2,100 each, and Sundquist with 2,021.  Each candidate needed to have 1,250 legal signatures to have their names on the June 26 Democratic Primary Ballot.

Those figures are not final. Anyone can challenge the petitions. If that happens the challenger would have to review the petitions and look for reasons to invalidate signatures or petition pages. Voters signatures can be disqualified for various reasons including, but not limited to: the person is not a registered democratic voter in the NY-23rd, the address they provided was incorrect, the signature was placed on the petition outside of the allowed collection date, or the person signed more than one petition.  A whole petition page (or even the whole petition) can be disqualified if legally required information was left out. The Board of Elections has until May 4 to certify or deny the petitions.

The next phase of campaigning will begin soon. Expect more knocks on doors, phone calls, mailings, yard signs, social media contacts, news releases and seeing candidates at local events. Contact your County Democratic Party, Grassroots groups and candidates campaigns to get involved.

Note: The NY-23 Five Candidates will be at the Earth Day (Sunday, April 22) event, “A Candidate’s Forum on the Environment” at The Park Church, 208 West Gray Street, Elmira (3 to 5 PM).



About pystew

Retired Teacher, political science geek, village trustee. I lean a little left, but like a good political discussion. My blog, the New NY 23rd (http://newny23rd) is about discussing the issues facing the people of our new congressional district. Let's hear all sides of the issues, not just what the candidates want us to hear.
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9 Responses to The “NY-23 Five” Candidates’ Petitions are in! What’s next?

  1. Barbara hetzel says:

    Could you tell me the TOTAL of petitions signed in Allegany County? For the five dems who werepetitioning? Thanks


  2. whungerford says:

    If you attend the candidates forum at The Park Church, limited parking is available at the church. More parking is available at Langdon Plaza across from the church.


  3. pystew says:

    Thanks for that information


  4. whungerford says:

    Langdon Plaza occupies the site of the Langdon home, where Mark Twain’s father-in-law, Jervis Langdon and family, lived. According to the story of Mark Twain’s courtship of Olivia Langdon, when Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) could get no favorable reference (other than that he was ok when sober), Jervis offered his friendship and agreed to the marriage. Park Church was also the home of Crystal Eastman, who authored a ground-breaking worker’s compensation law and was a founder, with her brother Max and Roger Baldwin, of the ACLU. There is a monument to Crystal adjacent to the Church.


  5. Rynstone says:

    If the candidates can make it thru the day tomorrow (Tuesday teh 17th) with no petition challenges that are all on the ballot.
    I was wrong, I thought at best three would make it,
    And the weather truly sucked for collecting signatures.

    The only people who like this election schedule are the incumbents !


  6. pystew says:

    No, each candidate has that information for their campaigns. If they kept a photocopy of their petitions each one could tell you, if they wanted to. It wouldn’t help them if they got only very few signatures from one particular county. It would be good for the Counties Democratic Committees to know who signed the petitions so they wouldn’t have tp spend time, and money, to contact them for the Primary. You could buy the sets of petitions from the state BOE. I don’t know the price per page, or if you can get the digitally.


  7. Barbara hetzel says:

    Allegany County has always been a bastion of Republicanism. We are trying only to gelan the results , total, in order to write editorials re that Democrats that have decided in the off year to vote. That is my, our quest for a total


  8. Rynstone says:

    You can get a digital copy (Excel) from the BOE in Albany. I have never had to pay for them.

    When candidate gets submits his/her petitions the BOE time stamps it then makes a copy in a pdf format for them.

    The Tom Reed campaign noir his supporters will challenge any of the Dem Petition signatures. They want them all campaigning against each other.

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  9. pystew says:

    Thanks, Rynstone. I’ll try that. It will be good to see how many they got from each county.

    Liked by 1 person

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