Candidates, election officials left in limbo after NY redistricting ruling – Gothamist

“It throws everything out the window,” said Dustin Czarny, the Democratic elections commissioner for Onondaga County. He said localities will need to wait for the state Board of Elections and the courts to set a new political calendar, which dictates the timeline for everything from petitioning to ballot access.

Czarny estimated that he would need to spend an additional $400,000 to conduct a second primary election, when his county only budgeted enough to conduct one in June.

“The counties are going to have to bear the cost,” he said. “It’s quite a heavy lift.”

https://gothamist.com/news/candidates-election-officials-left-in-limbo-after-ny-redistricting-ruling

3 thoughts on “Candidates, election officials left in limbo after NY redistricting ruling – Gothamist

  1. Dustin, With funding for a 2nd Primary in August a concern, why can’t we have just one primary in August? Until a few years ago, Primary Day was always in September. This is not a presidential election year that I believe was the main reason for the change to avoid 2 primaries. I enjoy your posts. Joan Johnson

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    1. Its simply not fair to the candidates that circulated petitions for the Jine priary whose lines were not deemed invalid. Elections should not be delayed because of costs and it also doesnt solve the calendar issues with ballot access. Fibally there will be alot of coubties who wont have august primaries. We would then subject the whole state to finding polling places and inspectors in august which is another uncertainty. Moving an election this late in the calendar without a good reason could be constitutionally progibited as well.

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    2. Its simply not fair to the candidates that circulated petitions for the June primary whose lines were not deemed invalid. Elections should not be delayed because of costs and it also doesn’t solve the calendar issues with ballot access. Finally there will be alot of counties who wont have august primaries. We would then subject the whole state to finding polling places and inspectors in august which is another uncertainty. Moving an election this late in the calendar without a good reason could be constitutionally prohibited as well.

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