Running for Office

Offices up for election in 2018

Vacancies for County/Town/City offices will be certified by the respective clerks by March 6th. This page will be updated at that time.

Signature Requirements

Requirements will be based off of the enrolled voters as of April 1, 2018.

At least 5% of the active registered voters in a party must sign a designating petition to make it valid.

Pass the petition...


Witnessing A Petition.pdf

File the petition...

Designating Petitions must be filed at the Otsego County Board of Elections, 140 Co Hwy 33W, Ste 2, Cooperstown, NY 13326

  • Petition pages must be securely fastened (stapled together)
  • Petition pages must be sequentially numbered in the lower right corner
  • If the petition has more than 10 pages, it must have a cover sheet

2018 Political Calendar

This calendar is a draft and subject to change by the NYS Legislature.

2018 DRAFT Political Calendar