Gov. Cuomo Signs Legislation to Extend Deadline to Gather Petitions for This Year's Elections

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/09 2014 02:25PM

Updated 05/09 2014 02:29PM

ALBANY, N.Y.- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation extending the deadline to gather petitions for this year's state and local primary elections. The deadline is extended five days.

A press release says the extension takes into account the time during which the Jewish festival of Shavuot is observed and will allow all interested New Yorkers to participate in the elections this year. 

“Participation is integral to the success of our democracy, and this bill helps to ensure that New Yorkers who celebrate Shauvot are able to take part in this year’s primary elections,” Governor Cuomo said. “Extending the petition deadline for state and local elections by five days helps enable all New Yorkers to participate in this important democratic process, and I am pleased to sign this bill into law.”

Extending the deadline by five days moves the first day to sign up to May 29th, 42 days before the day to file candidate petitions to recognize the observance of Shavuot. The legislation will make changes to the calendars for all county and State political committees.

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