Running for Office

If you are interested in running as a Democratic candidate in Otsego County or seeking the endorsement of the county committee please contact otsegodemocrats@gmail.com

2018 Petition Guide

Offices up for election in 2018

These are the offices up for election as certified by the local county/town clerks.

2018 Vacancies.pdf

Signature Requirements for Public Office

In order to become a designated party candidate you must receive supportive signatures from at least 5% of the registered Democrats in your district.

Lists of registered voters are available from the Otsego County Board of Elections

2018 Signature Requirements.pdf

Signature Requirements for County Committee

In order to become a committee member you must receive supportive signatures from at least 5% of the registered Democrats in your district.

Lists of registered voters are available from the Otsego County Board of Elections

Becoming a County Committee Member

Pass the petition...

The first day to pass designating petitions in 2018 is June 5th.

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

Petitions must be filed between July 9th-12th

  • 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


2018 DRAFT Political Calendar