PETITIONING HAS BEGUN!
Any New York State voter can petition to get our candidates on the ballot. However, we would like to work closely with as many volunteers as possible to maximize our efforts. Please click the button below to fill out the form if you plan on volunteering to help our petition drive.
Welcome to the 2022 LPNY petitioning portal! Here, you can find all the resources and updates for our 2022 petitioning drive. Our goal is to collect over 45,000 petition signatures for our statewide candidates and you can help us!
Please use the following petitions to gather signatures for our candidates. We need your help to get our candidates on the ballot, and provide a choice for voters on Election Day (November 8).
Use these resources on the right of this page to help you petition and also print out copies of the petition sheets (see below). If you want to help collect signatures and you have any questions, or you want to report an incident you experienced while petitioning, use the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you.
Please read 2022 Petitioning Guide. It contains all information on petitioning, including tips to help you be more successful. You can even download and/or print it.
Use the buttons below to download and/or print the PDF of the petition sheets.
Petition and Guide
Other Petition Resources
Use the buttons below to access other petitioning resources.
While petitions can be collect and reviewed locally, all petitions will need to ultimately be sent to our Statewide Petition Collector:
2319 Shirl Lane
Schenectady, NY 12309
Link to Download Petition Sheets
Use the links below to find out which petition to download. For most of the state, use the Statewide Petition. If you are petitioning in a district in which we have a State Assembly or State Senate candidate, you can also petition for for them as well and you can download the associated petition sheet that includes their name. If they are a cross-county candidates, their name as well as the name of our five statewide candidates appear on the same petition and you can collect signatures for all of them. Also listed are maps of the Senate or Assembly District that online the district. Only people who live within the Assembly District can sign to get that candidate for that district on the ballot. So, if they live outside the district, just use the statewide petition. If you are not petitioning in or near these Assembly Districts, just use the Statewide Petition.
Statewide Petition Sheet
Use the statewide petition sheet for the five statewide candidates: Larry Sharpe for Governor, Andrew Hollister for Lt. Governor, Sean Hayes for Attorney General, Bill Schmidt for Comptroller, adn Tom Quiter for U.S. Senator.
Note: If you are unable to print sheets and would like us to mail blank copies to you, contact us with the form below.
Cross-County Candidates: Statewide Petition + Senate / Assembly Districts
If you live in a district where we are running a candidate for State Senate or State Assembly, you can also help us get that candidate on the ballot in addition to the statewide candidates. Use the map to view the borders of the districts. These petitions include our 4 statewide candidate as well as the Assembly or Senate candidate.
Senate / Assembly Districts / Local Petitions
The following candidates are running within a county. These petitions are filed at the local level, and so it does not include our statewide candidates. If you are collecting signatures for any of the following candidates, you would need to carry two clipboards: one for these petitions and one for the statewide petition (button: “Download / Print Statewide Petition”). The same people can sign both petitions.
general information on petitioning
- Petitioning Period. Only collect signatures during the petitioning period. For statewide offices, it is April 19, 2022 to May 31, 2022. You will need get the petition sheets to your County Coordinator or directly to the Petition Collector (see below) on a weekly basis, so we can prepare the petitions for turn-in. Please note the address below for sending us your petition sheets.
- Who can sign/witness? Anyone registered New York State voter can sign or circulate (witness) our petition, in any district. However, you cannot both sign and witness the same petition. Have a friend witness the petition that you sign. In most cases, you will want a signer to fill in their address and print their name, but all a signer has to do is sign, and you can fill out the rest. If you make any corrections, initial the change.
- Which address do I use? You and those who sign the petitions need to use the address in which they are registered to vote. You can find out where you are registered to vote, and which districts you live in, by using the NYS Voter Registration Search. Please note the RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, TOWN and COUNTY where you are registered to vote. You will need to fill these in for the Witness Statement at the bottom of your petition sheet. You fill this part out after each sheet is full of signatures. If you put your village, hamlet, or postal address instead of your town, the entire sheet will be invalid under New York’s arcane petitioning rules. Check to be sure!
Need Local Help Petitioning?
We have a number of County Petitioning coordinators. You can contact your County Coordinator for petitioning help and networking. County Coordinators can coordinate petitioning events (for petitioning in groups) and workshops as well as collect petitions in their regions, so they can send them to the Petition Collector. You can also send petitions directly to the Statewide Petitiong Collector (as mentioned above).
Need help with petitioning? No problem!
Use the form to the left to ask us questions about petitioning. If you want to petition and have a question or need help, feel free to ask.
You can contact us at email@example.com to report any incidents while you are petitioning. If police are attempting to interfere with your right to petition and you are in a public space such as a sidewalk, public park, public parking lot, or public festival, you can report such incidents to us.
You can sent us photos/scan of any petition sheet you have if you are unsure if the information has been added correctly and we can help you ensure we are getting valid signatures.