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General Election Rules

The calendar must be answered by counsel or the self-represented litigant, who must be ready for assignment on the return date. Proof of service of the Order to Show Cause or Notice of Petition, as well as any Answers including proposed Counterclaims, shall be filed with the Clerk of the Part no later than 9:30 a.m, on the initial return date of the proceeding. Failure to serve and file same shall be deemed a waiver and further proof shall be precluded.

Specifications of objections to a designating or nominating petition previously filed and served, pursuant to the Rules of the Board of Elections, need not be filed with the Clerk of the Part.

Specifications of objections, not previously filed and served with the Board of Elections, shall be served upon all opposing parties and filed with the Clerk of the Part no later than 9:30 a.m., on the initial return date of the proceeding. Failure to serve and file same shall be deemed a waiver and further proof shall be precluded.

In any proceeding by an aggrieved candidate to invalidate a designating or nominating petition, a bill of particulars as to specifications of objections shall be served upon all opposing parties and filed with the Clerk of the Part no later than 9:30 a.m., on the initial return date of the proceeding. Failure to serve and file same shall be deemed a waiver and further proof shall be precluded.

In any proceeding alleging a question of residency of a candidate, a complete written offer of proof shall be served upon all opposing parties and filed with the Clerk of the Part no later than 9:30 a.m., on the initial return date of the proceeding. Failure to serve and file same shall be deemed a waiver and further proof shall be precluded.

A complete written offer of proof, in all matters alleging a question of fraud, including a statement as to the number of witnesses expected to be called, the identification of each such witness ( by name, address, volume, page and line) and the status of each such witness (i.e. candidate, signatory, subscribing witness, notary public, etc...) shall be served upon all opposing parties and filed with the Clerk of the Part no later than 9:30 a.m., on the initial return date of the proceeding. Failure to serve and file same shall be deemed a waiver and further proof shall be precluded.