How to Get on the Ballot and the Importance of Ballot Measures and Referendums!

As we prepare for 2024, the time is now to learn how to get on the ballot and the importance of ballot measures!  Across the country, voters are making their voices heard with advancements in democracy, voting rights, reproductive health, and more; while other ballot measures are designed to achieve the exact opposite: reducing the same rights other ballot measures seek to preserve and enhance!  And next year, New Yorkers will have the exciting opportunity to vote on the Equal Rights Amendment!

NYDLC has scheduled an exciting CLE where you can learn these two important topics in one program -- learn how to get on the ballot and also learn everything you need to know about how ballot measures work -- from the comfort of your own home, on the go, or wherever you want, as this program will be offered live on Zoom on Tuesday November 14, 2023 at 6:30 pm!

Come here from national experts, including New York State Board of Elections Chair Doug Kellner and Promote the Vote Michigan Attorney Erica Peresman, who will lead an amazing group of panelists! Our panel will examine how to get on the ballot as a candidate as well as with an initiative/referendum, what are ballot initiatives and referendums, how does New York differ from other states, and how have ballot initiatives and referendums operated to increase voting rights and on other occasions decrease voting rights!

This event offer 2 NYS professional practice CLE Credits to attorneys who attend.  Non-attorneys and those not seeking credit are welcome to attend as well for free! Please email [email protected] to reserve these tickets! (non-attorneys/those not seeking credit) 


Douglas Kellner
Chair, New York State Board of Elections

Ali Najmi
Election Attorney

Erica Peresman
Senior Advisor and Attorney, Promote the Vote

Wendy Underhill
Director of Elections and Redistricting, National Conference of State Legislatures


Ny Whitaker
Former Senior Advisor, Democratic National Committee

In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of current times, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members.  If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.

This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. Please email [email protected] to make this request. 

November 14, 2023 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Will you come? Choose the number of tickets you want to purchase and what kind below.

$75.00 NYDLC Nonmember
$50.00 NYDLC Member
$25.00 Non-Attorney