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New laws and rulings could cause Election Day confusion

With more than 120 million Americans expected to cast ballots for president this fall, the nation’s voting process seems more convoluted than ever and rife with potential for confusion come Election Day. Voting rules vary widely by state and sometimes ...

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Fourth Department – Boniello v. Niagara County Board of Elections

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Election Law Designating Petition – Dated Jurat Boniello v. Niagara County Board of Elections CAE 15-01339 Appealed from Supreme Court, Niagara County Background: The petitioner commenced a proceeding seeking to validate his designating petition for the ...

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Fourth Department – Lapp v. Smolinksi

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Election Law – Two Offices Differing Terms – Title Lapp v. Smolinksi CAE 15-01318 Appealed from Supreme Court, Niagara County Background: The petitioner commenced a proceeding seeking an order invalidating designating petitions filed for the respondent ...

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Fourth Department — Election Law: Carney v. Ward, et al.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Election Law Residency and Voter’s Status – Designating Petition Carney v. Ward, et al. CAE 14-01437 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: A designating petition was filed with the respondent Erie County Board of Elections ...

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Fourth Department — Election Law: Dadey Jr. v. Hunter, et al.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Election Law Designation Petitions Dadey Jr. v. Hunter, et al. CAE 13-01433 Appealed from Supreme Court, Onondaga County Background: The petitioner commenced a proceeding under Article 16 of the Election Law seeking to invalidate the joint ...

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Fourth Department — Election Law: Bankoski v. Green, et al.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Election Law Designated Candidates — Authorization for Non-party Members Bankoski v. Green, et al. CAE 13-01365 Appealed from Supreme Court, Chautauqua County Background: The petitioner commenced a proceeding to invalidate certificates authorizing the respondents to be ...

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Fourth Department — Election Law: Burkwit v. Olson, et al.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Election Law Standing — Aggrieved Party Burkwit v. Olson, et al. CAE 12-00001 Appealed from Supreme Court, Wayne County Background: In a prior appeal, the Appellate Division had determined that members of the Town of Williamson ...

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Fourth Department — Election Law: Parobek v. Mascia

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Election Law Holding Two Elected Offices Parobek v. Mascia CAE 12-01454 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The petitioners commended a proceeding seeking to invalidate the designating petitions of Joseph A. Mascia nominating him as ...

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