|Elections in New York|
Unlike in most states, New York electoral law permits electoral fusion. As a result, New York ballots tend to list a large number of political parties. The endorsement of major party candidates by smaller parties can be important since smaller parties often use this ballot feature to offer a candidate an additional line on the ballot.
|Parties that qualified from the 2006 New York gubernatorial election|
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Parties that received at least 50,000 votes in the last New York gubernatorial election qualify for automatic statewide ballot status. This also determines the order on the ballot. There are a number of minor parties in New York State which do not qualify for ballot status.
After the 2010 elections, these parties with ballot access were joined by a sixth party, the Green Party.
Election law in New York
New York law states that only individuals enrolled in a particular party can vote in that party's primaries. The enrollment of a voter can be changed from one party to another. However, enrollment changes do not take effect until after the subsequent general election.
- New York gubernatorial elections
- New York state elections
- New York Attorney General elections
- New York Comptroller elections
- New York State Legislature
- New York State Assembly
- New York State Senate
- List of Governors of New York
- Lieutenant Governor of New York
- New York State Comptroller
- New York State Attorney General
- Majority Leader of the New York State Senate
- Political party strength in New York
- Politics of New York
- Electoral reform in New York
- Characteristics of New York City mayoral elections