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1988-3: Certification Filing Deadline Triggered by "Sworn Verified Statement" Filing

Friday, December 30, 1988

An opinion has been requested concerning the nature of the "sworn verified statement" filed pursuant to New York Election Law §14-112, referred to in New York City Administrative Code §3-703(1) (c) and Campaign Finance Board Regulation §201(b). Pursuant to Administrative Code §3-703(1) (c), if this statement indicates that a candidate has authorized a political committee to aid or take part in an election, the candidate must file a certification form within specified time periods if he or she wishes to participate in the public financing program of the New York City Campaign Finance Act (Administrative Code §3-701, et seq.).

New York Election Law §14-112 provides in relevant part:

Any political committee aiding or taking part in the election or nomination of any candidate, other than by making contributions, shall file...either a sworn verified statement by the treasurer of such committee that the candidate has authorized the political committee to aid or take part in his election or that the candidate has not authorized the committee to aid or take part in his election.

The New York State Board of Elections has issued a form, #SBE-AO6 10/83, entitled "Committee Statement of Authorization or Non-Authorization by Candidates". This form is the "sworn verified statement" required by Election Law §14-112 and referred to in Administrative Code §3-703(1) (c) and Campaign Finance Board Regulation §201(b).

NEW YORK CITY CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD