New York City Council Member, District 45

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New York City Council District 45

Next Election

Nov 02, 2021

Filing Window

Jul 12, 2021 - Aug 17, 2021


The New York City Council is the legislative body for New York City governance and consists of 51 council members, each representing an individual district throughout the five boroughs that comprise New York City. The city council monitors the operation and performance of city agencies, makes land use decisions and has sole responsibility for approving the city's budget. The council is an equal partner with the Mayor of New York City in governing, and legislate on a wide range of issues. The New York City Council has passed landmark legislation on designated smoking areas in public places, campaign finance, anti-apartheid, solid-waste recycling and restrictions on assault weapons. Legislation pending in the council is called an Introduction, often abbreviated to "Intro" or "Int", and is assigned a number. When an Introduction is signed by the mayor it becomes a Local Law and is assigned a new number. Most of the Council's legislative work is done in committee. It is there that proposed legislation is initially debated and the members of other government branches and the public are given a chance to comment. Each Council Member serves on at least three of the Council's standing committees, sub- and select committees and panels. New York City Council Members earn $148,500/year in base salary and are limited to serving three 4 year terms.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position, follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New York City 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) Pick up the nominating petitions at the nearest New York City Board of Elections office (there is at least one located in each borough) so that you can gather the required amount of signatures (900 for this position). You have a six week window to gather the required signatures and submit them to the New York City Board of Elections, which is from July 11, 2017 until August 22, 2017, and the General Election will be held on November 7, 2017. 3) After your signatures are submitted and accepted by the New York City 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 City 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 (212) 487-5400 or

Submit application to:
New York City Board of Elections, 32 - 42 Broadway, New York City, New York, 10004, US