1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 6: Designation and Nomination of Candidates


Section 6-166 Primary; opportunity to ballot, form of petition

Election (ELN)

1. The form of a petition requesting an opportunity to write in the name of an undesignated candidate or undesignated candidates at a primary election shall conform to the requirements for a designating petition, except as otherwise provided herein.

  2. Each sheet of such petition shall be signed in ink and shall be substantially in the following form:

  I, the undersigned, do hereby state that I am a duly enrolled voter of the .......... party and entitled to vote at the next primary election of such party, that my place of residence is truly stated opposite my signature hereto, and I do hereby request an opportunity to write in the name of an undesignated candidate or candidates for nomination to the public office or offices or for election to the party position or positions, in the political unit or units of representation hereinafter set forth, of such party to be voted on the .....day of ............. 20...., as hereinafter specified. Public Office or party Political unit or unit of position ............. representation................. The appointment of a committee to receive notices, the signatures on the petition with all required information and the signed statement of a witness or authentication by a notary public or commissioner of deeds, shall be in the form prescribed for a designating petition.

  3. Individuals appointed to serve on the committee to receive notices, shall, in a certificate signed and acknowledged by him or her, and filed as provided in this article, accept the appointment of the committee, otherwise such appointment shall be null and void. All certificates of acceptance shall be filed not later than the fourth day after the last day to file petitions for the opportunity to ballot.