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 Central New York Region beginning Thursday, May 14th.

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 Central New York Region Seminars are as follows:

Utica - Thursday, May 14th, Oneida County Building, Board of Legislators Chambers, 10th Floor, 800 Park Avenue. For further information please call 315-798-5765.

Penn Yann - Friday, May 22nd, Yates County Office Building Auditorium, 417 Liberty Street. For further information please call 315-536-5135.

Owego - Tuesday, June 2nd, Tioga County Office Building Auditorium, 56 Main Street. For further information please call 607-687-8261.

Ithaca - Wednesday, June 3rd, Tompkins County Board of Elections, Training Center, 1771 Hanshaw Road. For further information please call 607-274-5522.

Syracuse - Thursday, June 4th, Curtain Public Library Auditorium at The Galleries, 447 South Salinas Street. For further information please call 315-435-3312.

Auburn - Friday, June 5th, Cayuga County Board of Elections (Basement), 10 Court Street. For further information please call 315-253-1285.

Geneva - Friday, June 26th, Geneva Lakefront Ramada, 41 Lakefront Drive. For further information please call 585-396-4005.

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.