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Please note: for those who file by mail or overnight delivery service with the New York State Board of Elections or a board of elections outside of the City of New York, such a filing shall be deemed timely filed and accepted for filing if:

(i) the filing is sent by mail or approved overnight delivery service in an envelope postmarked or showing receipt by the overnight delivery service prior to the midnight of the last day of the filing, and (ii) such filing is also actually received by the board of elections no later than two business days after the last day to file. If either of these requirements is not met, the filing is fatally defective as provided by NYS Election Law SS 1-106.

Issued March 27, 2019, updated March 28, 2019

This rule applies to all certificates of nomination, certificates of designation, designating petitions, nominating petitions, certificates of acceptance, certificates of declinations, certificates of substitution, objections and specifications of objections.

Pursuant to Election Law SS 1-106, the approved overnight delivery services (in addition to United States Postal Mail, USPS Priority Mail and USPS Express Mail) are:

DHL Express:

DHL Express 9:00
DHL Express 10:30
DHL Express 12:00
DHL Express Worldwide
DHL Express Envelope
DHL Import Express 10:30
DHL Import Express 12:00
DHL Import Express Worldwide


FedEx First Overnight
FedEx Priority Overnight
FedEx Standard Overnight
FedEx 2 Day
FedEx International Next Flight Out
FedEx International Priority
FedEx International First
FedEx International Economy


UPS Next Day Air Early AM
UPS Next Day Air
UPS Next Day Air Saver
UPS 2nd Day Air
UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.
UPS Worldwide Express Plus
UPS Worldwide Express

Updated March 28, 2019. Issued March 27, 2019 from the NYS Board of Elections Filing Requirement Document

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