State Board to Host Campaign Finance Seminars

ALBANY, NY (06/08/2007)(readMedia)-- The New York State Board of Elections will host campaign finance seminars in Ballston Spa and Hudson on June 19th and 21st 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, 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 Board’s Enforcement Counsel’s Office and the Board’s Campaign Finance Unit. Members of the media and the public are welcome.

Both seminars begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m. Locations for the seminars mentioned above are as follows:

Ballston Spa - Tuesday, June, 19, 2007, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, Committee/Blue Room, 40 McMaster Street.

Hudson - Thursday, June 21, 2007, Columbia County Building, Chambers, Ground Floor, 401 State 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.