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Election Law §14-114

Please remember that these limits are for the entire election cycle. Generally, the Election Cycle is either two or four years.

The person making a contribution, as well as the person receiving it, are responsible to ensure that the limits are not exceeded.

  • The contribution limit for family members is an aggregate limit from all the candidate's family members (defined as a child, parent, grandparent, brother and sister and the spouse's of those persons.)
  • Ballot Issues - There are no limits on contributions for ballot issues.
  • Party or constituted committees - these committees may receive no more than $117,300 from any individual contributor in a calendar year and up to $5,000 from a corporation.
  • Housekeeping - there are no limits on contributions to a Party or Constituted committee for Housekeeping expenses.
Primary Non-Family Primary Family General Non-Family General Family
48th Senate - All parties $7,500.00 $20,000.00 $11,800.00 $39,066.50
116th Assembly - All parties $4,700.00 $12,500.00 $4,700.00 $17,637.50
117th Assembly - All parties $4,700.00 $12,500.00 $4,700.00 $17,461.50
120th Assembly - All parties $4,700.00 $12,500.00 $4,700.00 $20,187.75
County-wide - Democratic $1,000.00 $3,968.00 n/a n/a
County-wide - Republican $1,178.40 $5,892.00 n/a n/a
County-wide - All minor parties $1,000.00 $1,250.00 n/a n/a
County-wide - All parties n/a n/a $2,827.15 $14,135.75
All town and village positions $1,000.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,250.00

Updated: Feb. 24, 2020