New York Legislative Candidate Wins Legal Fight over Residency, Even Though he was Registered to Vote in Massachusetts

On August 3, Patrick Manning won a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court, retaining his spot on the Republican primary ballot as a candidate for Assembly. New York requires legislative candidates to have lived in New York for the preceding five years. Manning’s ballot status was challenged on the grounds that he had been registered to vote at his vacation home in Massachusetts during that period. However, the Court found that Manning was a resident of New York during the entire period. See this story. Thanks to Bill Van Allen for the link.


  1. That’s resident of the state for 5 years, resident of the district for 12 months.

  2. Richard Winger · · Reply

    #1, thank you. I corrected the post.

  3. Actually, only state residency in question. Candidate need not be a district resident in a re-apportionment year (state constitution)

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