New York Adjusts Candidate Petition Dates For Shavuot
05/14/14
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New York State moved up the launch of petition drives for primary candidates because the original date fell during Shavuot.

The legislation signed into law last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo adjusts the start date to May 29 from June 3, when Shavuot begins in the evening.

“Participation is integral to the success of our democracy, and this bill helps to ensure that New Yorkers who celebrate Shavuot are able to take part in this year’s primary elections,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Petitioners will have 42 days to compile the requisite signatures for candidacies.

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05/14/2014 - 13:09

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