40 Council Petition Challenges

The NYC Board of Elections held their hearings on petition challenges for the Feb. 20 Special Elections today (Tuesday).

Of the 13 candidates, three were removed from the ballot.

Gerry Hopkins filed the required statement accepting the nomination of his Party one day past the dealine.

Ferdinand Zini submitted only 646 signatures, much less than the required number according to the BOE staff.

Mozell Ducton Albright's number of valid signatures is 960 according to the BOE, 42 less than required. So she is out, though she may go to Supreme Court and try to get back on.

Two candidates were challenged but remained on the ballot.

Wellington Sharpe has 1,299 valid signatures and Harry Schiffman has 1,038, enough to remain on the ballot. Both of them may be challenged in court.