It is very gratifying that the first three editions of this book received such
positive reviews in The New York Times, The New York Law Journal, The New York State Bar Journal,
Ballot Access News and the Election Law Journal. More importantly, MODERN ELECTION LAW has been
embraced by the bench and bar, and has increasingly been cited in lawyers’
briefs and courts’ decisions. (In a supreme irony, a court recently quoted
the book at length — and held against my client!) Journalists have also
routinely relied on it to figure out what the election law provides when, for
example, public officials get convicted or resign; what the eligibility requirements
are for our many city, state, county, town and village offices;
how special elections work; and the intricacy of campaign finance and tax
laws. Many candidates and political operatives have confided that they, too,
keep a copy nearby to make sure they are following the law.
I am very pleased that the book is being put to such good use.
This Fourth Edition has been updated from the earlier versions, with
up-to-date citations through mid-2016. There are also very detailed indexes to assist the reader in locating
particular subjects, cases, articles, statutes or political personalities.
Topics covered include:
The Petitioning Process
Eligibility and Residency Issues
Vacancies, Convictions, Disqualifications and Other Extraordinary Situations
Election Day and Post-Election Day Issues
Recounts under the new Election Law Reform and Modernization Act
The Judicial Process
Campaign Finance Law in New York State and New York City
Independent Expenditures and SuperPACs
Initiative and Referendum in New York
Also includes the NYS Board of Election Rules, and the NYS Election Law.
This New York Election Law treatise includes election forms and reports, tables of cases, statutes and other authorities. The New York State
Board of Election Rules and Regulations and the updated consolidated NY Election Law as well.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JERRY H. GOLDFEDER is Special Counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan,
LLP, specializing in election and campaign finance law, government relations
and public integrity defense.
Goldfeder's Modern Election Law: Pricing
Election Law: Single soft-covered volume (includes online access)