State Board to Host Campaign Finance Seminars

ALBANY, NY (05/01/2008)(readMedia)-- The New York State Board of Elections will host campaign finance seminars in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse on May 13th, 14th, and 15th respectively.

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 "Handbook of Instructions for Campaign Financial Disclosure" will be provided.

The seminars are designed to provide candidates of state and local office, treasurers, PACs, party organizations and county boards of elections personnel with information needed to comply with the State's campaign finance disclosure requirements. The seminars will be conducted by staff members from the 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 seminars mentioned above are as follows:

Buffalo- Tuesday, May 13, 2008, Erie County Public Library Auditorium, Lafayette Square, Clinton and Ellicott Streets.

Rochester- Wednesday, May 14, 2008, Monroe County Board of Elections Service Center, 2595 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road.

Syracuse- Thursday, May 15, 2008, Curtain Public Library Auditorium @ The Galleries, 447 South Salina Street.

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( or by calling 518-474-8200.