Submitting and Correcting Freedom Party Petitions

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New York Election Law allows for a political party that is petitioning the state for ballot status to correct errors on the independent designating petitions before it prepares a cover sheet. The Freedom Party has targeted August 16 to submit the petitions and the Cover Sheet to the Board of Elections in Albany.
Professional cleaners may be working around-the-clock for the next forty-eight hours. Some of this cleaning will require either the presence of the voter who actually signed the petition or the Subscribing Witness who may correct errors except to the voter’s signature.
In some instances, campaign workers may correct minor errors or omissions. Some of these corrected errors will require initials from the Subscribing Witness. An uncorrected error may require the elimination of the petition or a challenged signature.

New York Election Law allows for a political party that is petitioning the state for ballot status to correct errors on the independent designating petitions before it prepares a cover sheet. The Freedom Party has targeted August 16 to submit the petitions and the Cover Sheet to the Board of Elections in Albany. Professional cleaners may be working around-the-clock for the next forty-eight hours. Some of this cleaning will require either the presence of the voter who actually signed the petition or the Subscribing Witness who may correct errors except to the voter’s signature. In some instances, campaign workers may correct minor errors or omissions. Some of these corrected errors will require initials from the Subscribing Witness. An uncorrected error may require the elimination of the petition or a challenged signature.