Monday, October 28, 2013

Election Law – Free State Law Resources

 In this post, we are highlighting some free resources to study New York State election law.

Election law is a complex byzantine of rules and regulations at every level of government. Election law in New York State is only further complicated by the many levels of government that exist as governing authorities. “There are 1607 general purpose local governments in New York State, each with its own governing body and taxing authority.”*

To start to familiarize yourself with New York State election law, you can start at the New York State Board of Elections website: The New York State Board of Elections has a page specifically devoted to setting forth the New York statutes and regulations in effect for this upcoming election day:   At this website, you can find:

You can, of course, explore more about election law in subscription databases, but free resources are great to know about and keep handy. Check back soon for our next blog post to highlight resources on this topic.

In the meantime, keep calm and read on.

* NYS Government. NYS Division of Local Government Services. Retrieved October 28, 2013, from

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