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

But Were Afraid to Ask

ALBANY, NY (05/14/2009)(readMedia)-- The New York State Board of Elections will host a series of campaign finance seminars in the Mid-Hudson Valley Region beginning Tuesday, May 12th.

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 Mid-Hudson Valley Region Seminars are as follows:

Poughkeepsie - Tuesday, May 12th, Poughkeepsie Town Hall Meeting Room, 1 Overrocker Road. For further information please call 845-485-3607.

Carmel - Wednesday, May 13th, Putnam County TOPS Building, 112 Old Route 6. For further information please call 845-808-4000.

Monticello - Wednesday, May 27th, County Government Center, Legislative hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 100 North Street. For further information please call 845-794-3000.

Kingston - Monday, June 8th, Ulster County Building, Legislative Chambers, 6th Floor, 244 Fair Street. For further information please call 845-334-5470.

Goshen - Thursday, June 11th, Orange County Fire Training Center (Orange County Landfill), 9 Fire Training Lane, New Hampton. For further information please call 845-291-2444.

Catskill - Friday, June 12th, County Office Building, 4th Floor, 411 Main Street. For further information please call 518-719-3550.

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.