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Question from Info Session Participant CW: Does a previous conviction disqualify someone from running?
Answer: Having a prior conviction does not disqualify someone from running for office in the Town of Erie.
Question from Info Session Participant Brandon Bell: How many Candidate Petitions can a person sign? One for each open position?
Answer: Yes, a person can sign a Candidate Petition for as many positions as there are open. So for this election we have three open Trustee seats which means a person could sign three Candidate Petitions. If someone signs more than that, the Petitions signed the latest will be removed. If all were signed on the same date, all signatures are invalidated.
Question from Info Meeting Participant Jeff Percell: Are there any campaign contribution limits or restrictions on spending?
Answer: There are no limits on contributions to candidates. The only caveat is that if you are receiving physical cash, it cannot be more than $100 for any given donation because there has to be a paper trail. For expenditures, you must track those and complete the expenditure reporting forms with all the details about about what funding has been used for.