N.Y. Election Law Section 6-104
Party designation

  • statewide office


Party designation of a candidate for nomination for any office to be filled by the voters of the entire state shall be made by the state committee.


The state committee shall make a decision by majority vote. The person receiving the majority vote shall be the party’s designated candidate for nomination, and all other persons who shall have received twenty-five percent or more of the vote cast on any ballot shall have the right to make written demand, duly acknowledged, to the state board of elections that their names appear on the primary ballot as candidates for such nomination. Such demand shall be made not later than seven days after such meeting and may be withdrawn in the same manner within fourteen days after such meeting.


In the absence of a party rule forming and designating the members of a committee to fill any vacancy in designations which may occur after the state committee has adjourned its meeting and before the primary election, the state committee shall also enact a resolution forming such a committee and selecting the members of same.


Upon the vote for such designation, each member of the state committee shall be entitled to cast a number of votes which shall be in accordance with the ratio which the number of votes cast for the party candidate for governor on the line or column of the party at the last preceding general state election in the unit of representation of such member bears to the total vote cast on such line or column at such election for such candidate in the entire state. The apportionment of such votes as so prescribed shall be determined by the rules of the party.


Enrolled members of the party may make other designations by petition for a member of the same party.


The meeting of the state committee for the purpose of designating candidates shall be held not earlier than twenty-one days before the first day to sign designating petitions and not later than the first day to sign designating petitions for the primary election.


Within four days after such meeting, the state committee shall file with the state board of elections.


The names of persons who have received the designation of the state committee and the offices for which designated, and the name of each person who received twenty-five percent or more, of the vote on any ballot and the offices for which they received such vote.


The names of the persons selected as the committee to fill vacancies or a certified copy of the party rule forming and empowering such a committee to fill vacancies.


No person may be designated by a state committee for more than one statewide office pursuant to the provisions of this section.

Source: Section 6-104 — Party designation; statewide office, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/6-104 (updated Jan. 23, 2015; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Jan. 23, 2015

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