Everything You Always Wanted to Know About New York's Campaign Finance Laws...

But Were Afraid to Ask.

ALBANY, NY (05/08/2009)(readMedia)-- The New York State Board of Elections will host a series of campaign finance seminars in the Western New York Region beginning Tuesday, May 19th.

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 Western New York Region Seminars are as follows:

Buffalo - Tuesday, May 19th, Erie County Public Library Auditorium, Lafayette Square, Clinton and Ellicott Streets. For further information please call 716-858-7786.

Amity - Wednesday, May 20th, Amity Town Hall, Horn Room, Belmont. For further information please call 585-268-9294. (Allegany County)

Rochester - Thursday, May 21st , Monroe County Board of Elections Service Center, 2595 Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road. For further information please call 585-753-1550.

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.