Candidate Information

The following information is provided as a resource to candidates, if you have any questions please call our office at 845-334-5470.

Please visit the State Board of Elections website for more information on State and Federal office.


What Elected Offices will be on the Ballot in 2024? **NEW**

2024 Designating Petition Filings

2024 Independent Nominating Petition Filings

2024 Caucus Notice Filings

Petition Objection Forms

General Objection Form

Specific Objection Form

NEW! Guidance: Chapter 744 of the Laws of 2022 Changes to Specifications of Objections

Getting on the Ballot

There are two pathways to get on the ballot in Ulster County. Some town political parties conduct Party Caucuses for local offices, but not all parties participate. The alternative to a party caucus is the petition process. If you are unsure which process to follow please contact the Ulster County Board of Elections at 845-334-5470.


2024 Designating Petition Signature Requirements

2024 – 5% Signature Requirements for Countywide

2024 – 5% Signature Requirements for Town/Ward/District

2024 – 5% Signature Requirements for Towns

2024 – 5% Signature Requirements for Villages

2024 Independent Petition Signature Requirements

Poll Watcher Information

Guidelines – Summary of regulations for observing and election at a Polling Location

Poll Watcher Blank Certificate

Campaign Finance

Effective January 1st, 2020 all candidates must file directly with the New York State Board of Elections.