Chautauqua County Democratic Committee Chair Norman P. Green announces that his party is currently seeking candidates to nominate for 176 elective offices for the 2021 election cycle.
“New York’s election calendar forces political parties to step up its candidate search process, as the first day to sign a designating petition will be mid-February and the filing of candidate petitions will happen in late March,” said Green. He added that no dates are truly official though, until the state Legislature meets in January to officially set the election calendar.
Candidate search is being conducted for county executive, county clerk, county legislature, Jamestown and Dunkirk city council and Dunkirk City Assessor. Also all 27 county towns and 13 villages will have offices up for election.
Green said that only the Democrats, Republicans, Conservative and Working Families parties are considered official political parties this year, as all other political parties failed to reach the threshold this past election to continue major status with automatic access to the ballot.
Interested candidates seeking the Democratic endorsement should contact Green at [email protected] or by mail at PO BX 279, Mayville NY 14757.