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ALBANY, NY (05/07/2009)(readMedia)-- The New York State Board of Elections will host a series of campaign finance seminars in the Capital District beginning Monday, May 11th.

Each seminar will include a presentation on financial disclosure forms and a thorough review of Article 14 of the Election Law, any recent amendments to the Law and supporting statements which may have to be filed by candidates and treasurers. Copies of the Board's "2009 Campaign Finance Handbook" will be provided.

The seminars are designed to provide candidates, treasurers, PACs, party organizations and county boards of elections personnel with information needed to comply with the State's campaign finance disclosure requirements, with emphasis on rule changes that affect local filers. The seminars will be conducted by staff members from the State Board's Enforcement Counsel's Office and the Board's Campaign Finance Unit. Members of the media and the public are welcome.

All seminars begin at 9:30am and conclude at 12:30pm. Locations for the Capital District Seminars are as follows:

Troy - Monday, May 11th, Brunswick Community Center, 18 Keyes Lane (on Hoosick Road). For further information please call 518-270-2990.

Schenectady - Monday, May 18th, Schenectady County Board of Elections Training Center, 388 Broadway, Suite E (Warehouse). For further information please call 518-377-2469.

Lake George - Thursday, May 28th, Warren County Office Building, 1340 Route 9. For further information please call 518-761-6456.

Fort Edward - Friday, May 29th, Washington County Municipal Center, 383 Broadway. For further information please call 518-746-2180.

Ballston Spa - Friday, June 19th, Saratoga County Office Complex, Building #5, 50 West High Street. For further information please call 518-885-2249.

Albany - Monday, June 22nd, Albany Law School, Alexander Moot Courtroom, 4th Floor, 80 New Scotland Avenue. For further information please call 518-474-8200.

The seminars are given free of charge, but those who wish to attend should register with the State Board by visiting the Board's web site to register on-line at: www.elections.state.ny.us (the link for registration is on the right side of the page) or by calling 518-474-8200.