U.S. Representative (NY-5)

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Apr 13, 2020 - Aug 04, 2020


There are 435 U.S. Representatives in the United States that comprise the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the United States Congress. U.S. Representatives are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing congressional committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). Federal funding bills originate in the House of Representative, and the House of Representatives is responsible for carrying out impeachment proceedings. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Representatives have offices in Washington D.C. and their home districts to address concerns of citizens in their districts. The yearly salary for a United States Congressional Representative is $174,000.

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) Pick up the nominating petitions at the nearest New York State Board of Elections office or county or borough election office so that you can gather the stipulated amount of signatures. You have a six week window to gather the required signatures and submit them to the appropriate filing office. You have a six week window to gather the required signatures and submit them to the New York State Board of Elections. The filing window is from June 19, 2018 until July 31, 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. For more information on how to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office. The New York State Board of Elections is the point of contact for any questions or concerns related to candidate filing. Part of the New York State Board of Elections mission is to help 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) 474-6220. Additional information can be found on their website: http://www.elections.ny.gov/INDEX.html.

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