November 30, 2022

New York State Supreme Court Bans New Political Party From Intervening in Ballot Access Window

BATH, NY (WETM) – The New York State Supreme Court in Steuben County has ruled that a new political party is not allowed to intervene in the court’s earlier decision regarding the window in which candidates in Congress can collect signatures for the primaries.

The July 12 decision of the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, said the New York parent party had no right to intervene and become parties officials in deciding the timing of the polls from May.

The ruling in question was part of the court rulings on the New York State Congressional Redistricting Maps. On May 11, the court ruled that the window to collect enough signatures for an independent nomination would be moved from April 19 to May 31 to May 21 to July 5.

The Parent Party, a new political party that champions freedom of education, safer neighborhoods and parental involvement in the democratic process, filed a memorandum in support of its motion to intervene on May 16. The Party said it would be harmed politically if the court did not overturn the voting window decision.

The parent party also asked the court to allow signatures obtained in the original window (from April 19) to still be counted even after the window moved.

The July 12 decision of the state Supreme Court reaffirmed the same decision made on June 1.

The memorandum filed by the Parent Party can be read below: