To: County Chairs

From: Jason Weingartner
Executive Director



Thank you all again for a great convention. Rob Astorino, Chris Moss, John Cahill and
Bob Antonacci are campaigning across the state building upon the enthusiasm you generated in
Westchester.

As you know, since our statewide candidates were designated at our convention we do
not need to circulate Republican designating petitions for them. We are however, planning on
circulating independent nominating petitions for our statewide candidates in order to create an
issue-themed additional voting line. This independent petition will require 15,000 valid
signatures with 100 signatures from at least ½ of the state’s 27 congressional districts. It is a big
project but we are up to it.

The timeframe to circulate these independent nominating petitions will be from July 8
th
to
August 12
th
. All state and county committee members are eligible to circulate and witness these
statewide petitions.

Local candidates will also be eligible for this new independent line. Should your local
candidates wish to take advantage of this additional ballot line, state and county committee
members should refrain from signing a Republican designating petition for local offices in order
to be eligible witnesses for the independent line for those local candidates. Committee members
can witness both Republican and independent petitions as long as they do not sign a designating
petition.

I will be in touch with you in the coming weeks as our plans for this effort progress. If
you have any questions, please give me a call.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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