An important phase of the campaign is about to begin. In order to get on the primary ballot, each mayoral candidate must get 1,000 signatures from registered Democrats who are city residents.
This is harder than it may appear. Petitions are legal documents. More than a few candidates have been thrown off the ballot because of seemingly minor mistakes. The only people allowed to gather signatures are registered Democrats in New York State, notaries and commissioners of deeds.
That’s why we’re having a volunteer training for this important task. We figured we’d have some fun while we’re at it. Snacks and beer will be provided!
If you can’t make it, we’re happy to stop by your house another time and give you the lowdown. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested, but can’t attend.
Petitioning is a fascinating part of democracy and a great way to explore the city and get some exercise.