The Republican watch party winds down on Election Night Photo by Michelle Gabel | Central Current

Next year’s election cycle is a big one as races for Onondaga County executive, district attorney, comptroller and clerk will all appear on the ballot.

All 17 Onondaga County legislators are also up for re-election.

In the city of Syracuse, six Common Council spots are up for grabs. Five district councilors are up for re-election and at-large councilor Michael Greene announced he won’t run again at the end of his term.

Upcoming filing deadlines for candidates and contact information for the Republican and Democratic parties are listed below.

Filing as a Republican

The deadline for candidates to file a letter of intent with the Republican Party is Jan. 2, according to party chair Benedicte Doran.

Each of the 20 town and city committees will schedule interviews with candidates through January and the party will designate its candidates in early February, Doran said.

Party contact information:


Phone: 315-449-2000

Address: 6739 Myers Road, East Syracuse, New York 13057

Filing as a Democrat

All candidates must file their letters of intent and resumes with the Democratic party by Jan. 5 at 5 p.m.

A Facebook post by the party lays out who those documents can be sent to.

The party will hold interviews with candidates and accept mail-in ballots in the designation process through Feb. 10. The results of the designation process will be announced Feb. 15 at 6 p.m.

Party contact information:


Phone: 315-422-0345

Address: 615 W. Genesee St., Suite 103, Syracuse, NY 13204


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