For those that want to get on the ballot this September in New York City, July
15 10 is the deadline to submit the signatures required, or, in the case of most candidates, including Sheldon Silver, more.
Silver’s spokesman Jonathan Rosen e-mails, "More than 100 volunteers from across Lower Manhattan collected nearly 8,000 signatures to keep Shelly Silver as their voice in Albany." He also said that the Silver campaign has no plans to challenge anyone else’s petitions.
The exact number of signatures required varies per district, but most Assembly candidates need only about 1,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Silver has two challengers also trying to get on the ballot.