Sarah Burger had submitted a petition to the Saratoga County Board of Elections which would have required a primary for the Working Family Party line. Previously, Chris Mathiesen had received their endorsement and will appear on their line in November.
In a letter to Eileen Finnera signed by both the Republican and Democratic Board of Elections Commissioners, they ruled that because the petition did not identify the members of the Committee To Fill Vacancies, the petition is invalid. Since only Mathiesen has submitted valid petitions for this office, there is no one to run against him in a primary so there will be no primary.
Here is a copy of the letter Board of Elections Letter
The purpose of the committee to fill vacancies is to select an alternative candidate if the person on the petition declines to run or becomes incapacitated. The courts have been fairly lenient about errors on the petitions but leaving these names out is considered to be a “fatal error.” Here is a further explanation on committees to fill vacancies. Discussion of Committee on Vacancies