(excerpt from) onthewilderside
For the politically curious in NY: Tues. Aug. 18th is a big day!
For potential candidates in New York State, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 18, 2009, is the last day to file in person (or mail) an “independent nominating petition” to run for office in November. That would mean anyone who was running on an alternative, “made-up”, or third party (without automatic ballot status) line has that due date. Examples of such ballot lines would include: the Green Party; the Libertarian Party; the Education Party; the We Love XXX Town Party; etc. Major parties and automatic ballot-status parties (such as the Conservative Party in NY) have an earlier deadline which is passed.
As reported in stories and comments on Independent Political Report, two of the sets of petitions expected to be filed are those of the Green Party candidate and the Libertarian Party candidate for Mayor of New York City.