On New York’s general election ballot, 2010, there are at least four candidates in all of the races for statewide offices (excluding elections for the judiciary). However, in the 241 races for US House, State Senate and State Assembly, there are only 39 contests in which there are more than two candidates on the ballot; and there are 37 in which there is only one! These are just some of the findings from a Poli-Tea study and analysis of New York’s general election ballot.
Among other findings:
• There are more than 2 candidate in 31% of races for US House
• There are more than 2 candidates in 13% of races for State Senate
• There are more than 2 candidates in 15% of races for State Assembly
• There is only one candidate in 21% of all races for State Assembly