New York City Board of Elections Posts Candidate List for September 12 Primaries

On August 10, the New York City Board of Elections posted a list of primary candidates in this year’s city elections. When there is only one candidate running for a particular office, and no “opportunity to ballot” petition to allow write-ins for that particular office (for any particular party) then no primary is actually held. That is why, except for the Democrat candidates, there are so few candidates listed. New York has eight parties that are entitled to a primary, but there are very few actual contests in any of the parties other than the Democratic Party.


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New York City Board of Elections Posts Candidate List for September 12 Primaries — 3 Comments

  1. Is the Republican Party not running anyone for mayor? If so, that’s pretty pathetic. I realize that NYC is heavily Democratic, yet Republican candidates had won the mayoral election five times in a row before the current mayor was elected to his current term.

  2. There is a Republican nominee for Mayor. But because she was the only one whose petition was held valid, and because no one filed a petition to allow write-ins in the Republican primary for Mayor, she is deemed nominated and therefore there is no Republican primary ballot for Mayor or any of the three citywide offices.

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