New York State Democratic Party

Candidate Resources

Find an office in New York

There are a wide variety of offices you can run for at the local, state, and federal level.

Petition to run for office

In order for you to run for office, you first need to get on the ballot. For this to happen, you need to gather signatures on a petition.

There are two types of petitions:

  • Designating Petition is used only for a specific affiliation to a political party.
  • Nominating Petition is used for a candidate who would like to run on any other party line.

Power your Campaign with VoteBuilder

The Voter Activation Network is an online database administered by the DNC and maintained at the state level by the voter file manager.

VAN enables your campaign to effectively target voters, manage volunteer events, and store the data your campaign needs.