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.

Sample Ballots for the November 7, 2023 General Election

Please scroll to your election district to find the sample ballot for your municipality. If you are unsure of your election district you may check that here. The election district is listed on the left hand side of the sample ballot, i.e. County of Ulster ED: City of Kingston Ward 1-Dist. 1. All ballots are two sided, remember to view both sides of the ballot. One side contains all public offices that list eligible candidates, the other side contains all ballot propositions.

What Elected Offices will be on the Ballot in 2023?

2023 Designating Petition Filings

2023 Independent Nominating Petition Filings

2023 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.

2023 Designating Petition Signature Requirements

2023 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.