Tag Archive: Petitions

Nov 09 2012

Countdown timer to the next election TBA —–>

We have a countdown timer ticking down till the next big election and this time it’s set for the 2013 City Council Primaries. But we don’t know the exact date yet because we have to wait for Mayor Bloomberg to decide. Not even the dates for petitioning have been set (but that hasn’t stopped a plethora of candidates from filing a committee anyway). It’s likely we won’t know the exact date until after New Years. June is a possibility, and so for now our countdown timer is set for June  - until the date is officially announced. FYI.

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Apr 17 2012

Halloran Files; GOP Smiles

City Councilman Dan Halloran also filed his petitions this evening and delivered twice the required number despite being the sole Republican candidate in the race for CD6.

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Apr 17 2012

After Petition Deadline; Mittman Appears to Outpace Gottlieb

I see your schwartz is as big as mine.

Reports are coming in for the 6th CD petition deadline in Queens and Robert Mittman took Gottlieb to task with an estimated 1,800 signatures.

Robert Mittman: 311 pages.

Jeff Gottlieb: 260 pages.

While the official tally is not in yet, each page can have a maximum of 20 signatures, but that rarely happens.

 

 

Colin Cambell reported earlier today these numbers:

 

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Each candidate needed a minimum of 938 signatures.

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Mar 22 2012

Disorder in politics brings no objections

It’s petition time and those big green sheets that won’t fit in a folder will be circulating throughout Queens. Take a look at the vacancy appointments.

What is a committee to fill a vacancy? Typically candidates can name a committee and list them on their designating petition, which is the green form where candidates collect signatures for ballot access. If something happens to the candidate i.e illness, arrest or declining to accept etc. the committee will make a decision to appoint any registered Democrat (pursuant to residency requirements) to run in the candidate’s absence – even after the petitions have been collected and successfully filed under the candidate’s name. There is a small time frame where this can be accomplished, according to a source at the Board of Elections.

In other words, if Candidate X gets on the ballot, but gets sick or says I don’t want this to happen, their committee will pick someone to replace Candidate X and they won’t have to recollect the signatures. It’s sort of an insurance policy, like a failsafe to safeguard ballot access and all that hard work collecting signatures.

Pop Quiz, what do each of the committee members have in common with each other?

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