If you want to see a better world, you’re going to have to participate! Win or lose, running for office lets New York voters know about the Libertarian alternative to conventional left-right politics. If you can’t run yourself, try to find someone else who can.
In 2013, we’re looking for candidates to run for all local offices, including city, county, town, and village offices. There’s a place for you on the ballot!
- Select a position in your area to run for. For the November 2013 election, we will be seeking candidates for county and municipal offices. If you’re not sure what Congressional, Assembly or State Senate District you’re in, you can search at Project Vote Smart. You may need to know your 9-digit ZIP code to pin down your district exactly. You can find that out from the Post Office website.
- Let us or your local party know–local parties are listed at Chapter Meetings Page. If you don’t see your area represented, contact us using the form below, and we will determine who needs to approve your nomination. Hurry!
- Stop by the NYS Board of Elections Running for Office page and feel free to ask us if you have questions–there’s a lot there! You need to read the sections about Independent Nominating Petitions. We’ll help you out with the petition process, and see if other LP candidates overlap your district so that you can combine efforts.
- Get all your friends and help us petition–petitioning starts in July. (See the Board of Elections Political Calendar.) We’ll help you figure out when and what to do if you’re new at this. If you’ve got experience, that’s even better!
Can you do your part?
If you’re interested in running for a position in elected office, let us know. We can talk about what, where, and when, but only if you contact us!