New York City Public Advocate

Employer / Organization

New York City

Next Election

Nov 02, 2021

Filing Window

Jul 12, 2021 - Aug 17, 2021

Description

The New York City Public Advocate acts as the citizen's direct connection to city government and helps coordinating information for the public. The public advocate serves as a "watchdog" for city government by providing oversight for all city governmental operations, and investigating citizen concerns or complaints regarding city operations. The public advocate can introduce and co-sponsor legislation to the New York City Council, however, the public advocate is a non-voting member of the council. The New York City Public Advocate serves four year terms and is limited to two terms. The position earns an annual salary of $184,800/year, which includes benefits.

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 (7500 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. The Board of Elections often can schedule a meeting with candidates to go over further details. They can be reached at (212) 487-5400 or ElectionInfo@boe.nyc.ny.us

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