Democratic Elected Officials
Running for Office
Any voter can become a candidate by collecting signatures on a petition, to indicate support for a candidacy. The number of signatures required, timing, and eligibility to sign, varies by office. Additional steps are required to become a candidate of a party other than the one to which the candidate belongs.
If multiple candidates submit petitions for the same party line, that party's voters choose between them in a primary election.
Candidates for local office in Pelham Manor are selected via the caucus system, rather than via petition. At a caucus, voters gather in person to designate their preferred candidate.