2018 Elections

Polls are open from 6am to 9pm

Tuesday, April 24th - Special Election

Tuesday, June 26th - Federal Primary

Thursday, September 13th - State and Local Primary

Tuesday, November 6th - General Election

New York State Governor and Lieutenant

New York State Attorney General

New York State Comptroller

United States Senate, Member

United States House of Representatives, Members

New York State Senate, Members

New York State Assembly, Members

New York State Supreme Court Justices

New York City Civil Court Judges

Governor

  • Elected by voters of the entire state
  • Term: 4 years with no restriction on the number of terms
  • Salary: $179,000
  • Is the state's chief executive officer
  • Oversees management of all state departments and agencies
  • With the ‘Advice and Consent’ of the Senate, appoints Judges to the Court of Appeals, commissioners of most departments, boards and commissions, and may remove them from office
  • Submits an executive budget and supporting revenue proposals to the legislature
  • Can call the Legislature into special session
  • Signs into law, or vetoes bills passed by both houses of the legislature
  • If the Governor vetoes a bill, it takes a 2/3 vote of both houses to override the veto

Lieutenant Governor

  • Elected on a ticket with the governor
  • Term: 4 years
  • Salary: $151,000
  • Acts in the absence of the Governor
  • Serves as presiding officer of the Senate

State Attorney General

  • Elected by voters of the entire state
  • Term: 4 years
  • Salary: $151,500
  • Heads the Department of Law and represents New York in legal actions
  • Regulates the sale of securities as well as real estate and cooperative and condominium sales through administration of Section 23A of the General Business Law, ”The Martin Act”
  • Administers the Charities Bureau

Comptroller

  • Elected by voters of the entire state
  • Term: 4 years
  • Salary: $209,000
  • Chief Fiscal Officer of the State
  • Member of the New York City Financial Control Board
  • Auditor of city and state agencies and public authorities
  • Sole trustee of the state and local government pension system, managing and investing their assets

United States Senator

  • Elected by voters of the entire state
  • Term: 6 years
  • Salary: $174,000
  • Writing, introducing and debating legislation
  • Assigned to specific committees divided by issues
  • Tries impeachments
  • Signs treaties

United States House of Representatives

  • Elected by the voters of their congressional districts
  • Term: 2 years
  • Salary: $174,000
  • Writing, introducing and debating legislation
  • May join specific committees divided by issues
  • Introducing laws and legislation specific to revenue and taxes
  • May elect POTUS if electoral votes are tied
  • Sets in motion impeachment proceedings
  • Participates in Joint Committees with Senate members

New York State Senate (by Special Election, click for applicable districts)

  • Elected by voters of their state senate districts
  • Term: 2 years, with no restriction on the number of terms
  • Salary: $79,500
  • Introduces and votes on legislation which, if passed in identical form by both house of the Legislature, become state law
  • Can vote to override a bill vetoed by the Governor
  • Approves the budget, subject to passage by the Senate and signature of the Governor
  • ‘Advises and Consents’ on the Governor’s nominees to the Court of Appeals
  • Passes amendments to the New York State Constitution at two consecutively elected Legislatures before they can be approved or rejected by the State’s voters in a general election

New York State Assembly (by Special Election, click for applicable districts)

  • Elected by voters of their state assembly districts
  • Term: 2 years with no restriction on the number of terms
  • Salary: $79,500
  • Same as the Senate, but does not advise and consent on the Governor’s nominees to Court of Appeals

New York State Supreme Court Justices

  • Elected by voters of the entire state
  • Term: 14 years
  • Salary: $141,500
  • Handles civil cases dealing with monetary amounts outside jurisdiction of lower courts, felony prosecutions, divorces, separation, annulments, and mortgage foreclosures

New York City Civil Court Judges

  • Elected by voters of the entire city
  • Term: 10 years
  • Salary: $179,500
  • Handles civil cases involving amounts under $25,000
  • Includes small claims court
 

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