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Changes In The States

May 2003

New York

Although the changes do not affect corporations' $5,000/year aggregate limit for contributions to New York state and local candidates, the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE) has adjusted individual contribution limits for candidates in the state. (Corporations must also abide by these individual limits if the limits are less than $5,000.)

For many elections, New York uses formulas based upon enrolled voters in the district, and these formulas are not discussed here. Information about the application of these formulas to a particular election should be procured from the NYSBOE. The offices for which the non-formula limits have changed, and the corresponding higher limits, are as follows:

  • Statewide candidates in a general election: $33,900

  • State senate candidates in a primary election: $5,400

  • State senate candidates in a general election: $8,500

  • State assembly candidates in a primary election: $3,400

  • State assembly candidates in a general election: $3,400

The NYSBOE also adjusted state limits applicable to New York City candidates, but these offices are also covered by City ordinances, which have not changed.