Canidate Qualifications

In order to run for local office, you must meet the following requirements.

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be 18 years of age by the day of the election in which you want to vote.
  • Be a resident of the county for at least 30 days before the election if registering for the first time.
  • Be on parole if convicted of a felony.
  • Not be in jail for a felony conviction.

    For information on requirements to run for other elected offices, please refer the NYS Board of Elections website.

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