According to Election Law § 1-104, the term ‘party’ means any political organization which, excluding blank and void ballots, at the last preceding election for governor received at least 2 percent of the total votes cast for its candidate for governor, or 130,000 votes, whichever is greater, in the year in which a governor is elected and at least 2 percent of the total votes cast for its candidate for president, or 130,000 votes, whichever is greater, in a year when a president is elected.
2021-2022 Recognized Political Parties: (in ballot order)
The following are the parties that achieved the vote threshold required to remain a political party with a ballot line. In order to participate in primary elections going forward, you must be enrolled in one of these parties.
Working Family (WOR)
Change of Party Enrollment:
- The Voter Registration form should be used to change your party enrollment from one party to another, or to enroll for the first time in a party.
- A change of enrollment received up until February 14th each year will be effective immediately.
- Any change received on or after February 15th until 7 days after the June Primary will be effective on the 7th day following the June Primary.