Horse Races Start Tomorrow
June 8th, 2009
And they’re off.
Starting tomorrow, candidates for city office will be scrambling to get signatures to get on the ballot for this fall’s primary. Council candidates are required to get 900 signatures, borough wide candidates need 4,000, and citywide candidates must get 7,500.
Some candidates are kicking off their petition campaign this evening, with parties and fundraisers. Council candidate Yetta Kurland, who is vying for Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s seat, is among them.
Candidates will have until July 16 to get all of their signatures. It’s customary for serious candidates to collect many more than the needed amount — securing themselves from the ever cumbersome challenge process. For instance, Kurland is looking for volunteers to collect “several thousand” signatures before the July deadline.
A volunteer appeal from public advocate candidate Norman Siegel, who is holding a training this evening for petition collectors, says he hopes to get three times the amount necessary — or about 22,500.
Send any petition collector sightings our way.By Courtney Gross on June 8, 2009, 1:20 pm
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