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Chapter 46, §1057-b: Designating and independent nominating petitions; number of signatures

a. The number of signatures required for any designating petition or independent nominating petition for the designation or nomination of a candidate for an elected office of the city shall be governed by applicable provisions of the New York state election law, except that in no event shall the number of signatures required exceed the following limits: (1) for the offices of mayor, comptroller, or public advocate, three thousand seven hundred fifty signatures; (2) for the office of borough president, two thousand signatures; and (3) for the office of member of the city council, four hundred fifty signatures.

b. (1) The following provisions of the election law shall not apply to the extent that they govern the designation or independent nomination of mayor, comptroller, public advocate, member of the city council, and borough president: paragraphs (a), (b), and (c-1) of subdivision two of section 6-136 (designating petitions; number of signatures); and paragraphs (b), (c), and (d-1) of subdivision two of section 6-142 (independent nominations; number of signatures). Section 6-100 of the election law shall apply, except to the extent that provisions of article six of the election law are inapplicable in accordance with this section; (2) Any other provisions that from time to time may be added to the election law and that relate to the matters covered by the provisions of the election law that are inapplicable in accordance with this section shall similarly not apply to the extent that they govern the designation or nomination of such officers; (3) References to provisions of the election law in this section shall be deemed to refer to any successors to such provisions.