Matter of Brown v. Sachs – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In Matter of Brown v. Sachs (57 AD2d 583, 393 N.Y.S.2d 587 [2d Dep't 1977]), the "petitioner's designating petitions were challenged because the subscribing witness on two sheets inadvertently attested that there were 15 names thereon when there were actually 14."

The court went on to observe that if the "valid signatures on the said sheets were counted, petitioner would have more than 200 signatures needed for her name to be placed upon the ballot."

Noting substantial compliance with the provisions of the Election Law and an absence of fraud, the court found the mistake inconsequential and validated the petition (id.).