New York Governor

Employer / Organization

New York

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jul 11, 2022 - Aug 23, 2022


The Governor is the state's chief executive and Commander-in-Chief of its military and naval forces. He is required by the Constitution to submit a yearly State Budget to the Legislature, in which he makes recommendations for legislation and proposes funding appropriations for departments and programs. The Governor also is empowered to: veto legislative bills with which he disagrees; convene the Legislature for special sessions; appoint and, under certain conditions, remove non-elected state officers; and grants reprieves, commutations and pardons.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position, follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New York State Board of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies for the position that you intend to run for, and that you meet any other qualifications. 2) Arrange for your receipt of the nominating petitions from the Board of Elections so that you can gather the required amount of signatures (in 2016 it was 15,000 for this position). These petitions may be available online, but you must check with the Board of Elections to assure you have the current petition being used. You will have a six week window to gather the required signatures and submit them to the New York State Board of Elections, which is from July 10, 2018 until August 21, 2018, and the General Election will be held on November 6, 2018. 3) After your signatures are submitted and accepted by the New York State Board of Elections you still must submit paperwork indicating that you accept the nomination. Not taking care of this final step will keep you off the ballot, so make sure that it is completed! The Board of Elections will issue the paperwork for accepting the nomination when your signatures are submitted. You will be an official candidate and appear on the ballot if you follow these simple steps. Please note that these instructions are for an independent candidate. If you would like to run as a candidate of one of the major parties (Democrat, Republican, Green, Working Families, etc.) you will have to adhere to a different timeline that takes place earlier in the year. The New York State Board of Elections is the elections administrator for this position, and part of their job is helping candidates run for office, so please contact them as early as possible so that you understand all of the steps and obtain the proper paperwork. They can be reached at (518) 473-5086 or [email protected]

Submit application to:
New York State Board of Elections, 40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5, Albany, NY, 12207, US