Third parties in New York State fight for their ballot status
Despite recent legislative changes, two New York third parties will retain their ballot status. In 2019, Gov. Cuomo changed the rules for how many votes a third party needs to maintain their ballot status. Third parties previously needed to receive 50,000 votes every four years. Now, third parties must receive 2% of the vote, around 130,000 votes, for the governor or presidential race every two years.