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How to Get on the Ballot

How to Get on the Ballot in New York
Monday, December 4, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online registration is now closed. Please call Customer relations at 212 382 6663 to register or for assistance.

Format: In-Person

Program Fees:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Member Attorneys
Non-Lawyers please call Customer Relations at 212-382-6663 to register.


Join our panel of experts as they discuss the process by which a person who wants to run for office can do so. This program will provide an overview of what is an intimidating process, break it down to basics, and provide attendees with an understanding of what is necessary to run for office in New York. Topics including evaluating which offices you are qualified to run; the mechanics of petitioning; the administrative process of filing and defending your petitions at the Board of Elections; why and how petitions wind up the subject of court battles and what happens when they do, will all be covered.  Finally, the panel will discuss the candidate's responsibility to comply with Campaign Finance law, the new State Public Campaign Finance Board program, and review the best practices for setting yourself up for a successful experience.

Martin E. Connor,  Private Election Law Practitioner; Former NYS Senate Minority Leader; Former Chair of the City Bar Election Law Committee
Douglas A. Kellner, Chair,  NYS Board of Elections; Former Commissioner NYC Board of Elections 
Raphael Savino, Deputy General Counsel, Board of Elections in the City of New York
Sarah K. Steiner, Private Election Law Practitioner; Former Chair of the City Bar Election Law Committee

Rachael A. Harding,  Private Election Law Practitioner; Chair, Election Law Committee

Sponsoring  Committee:
Election Law, Rachael A. Harding, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
New York City Affairs, Jeremy Feigelson, Chair

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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