Instructions for Petitions
Please read carefully
Errors and mistakes can invalidate
signatures and entire petition pages.
Signers & Signatures
Any registered voter in the Town of Ramapo may sign.
Signers should sign two separate petitions. One for
establishing the ward system and one for increasing the number
of town board members from 4 to 6.
Signers should use their official signature, which is the
one on file with the board of elections. This is the signature
they used when they signed their voter registration form.
Signers should not use initials, unless they use initials in
their official signature.
A signature is required on each petition. A printed name
without an accompanying signature is not valid.
Petitions need to be signed in black or blue Ink. No
A spouse must sign the signature on file with the
board of elections. If a woman is registered with the board of
elections under her maiden name, but signs the petition with her
married name, the signature will be invalidated. If you are not
sure which name you are registered under, you can call the
Rockland County Board of Elections at 845 638 5172 and they will
check your status.
A signer is only required to sign their signature on the
petition. The witness/petition carrier can fill in the date and
address and printed name if the signer does not.
You cannot sign for someone else. I.e. Wife for Husband,
Parent for Son or Daughter. If you do, the signature will be
invalidated by the board of elections.
Should be a registered voter residing in the Town of Ramapo.
You must personally witness every signature that you obtain.
You cannot witness your own signature. So sign someone
The date on the line must be the date that you obtained the
signature on that line.
You may not sign as a witness to a petition that you did not
Any correction or cross out on any line of the petition must
be dated and initialed.
Two different witnesses cannot witness different signatures
on the same petition.
Print your name and address, fill in the date. (must be
the date of the last signature on the page or later)
Sign the petition in black or blue ink.
Please leave the Number of Signatures and
Sheet Number lines blank. They will be filled in when
the petition is scrubbed and bound for submission.
You can drop off completed
petitions this weekend
at 6 Spook Rock Rd.,
Suffern through Monday Sept 3.
P.O. Box 325
Suffern, NY 10901-0325