Candidates must get a certain number of signatures on a petition to make it onto the ballot. For Democrats, that number is 1,000. Republicans must get 508 petition signatures. An independent candidate without a party must get 1,349 signatures because they can get signatures from anybody in the city rather than only registered party members, Czarny said.
An explanation of the 2017 Syracuse mayoral race, its candidates and the issues they’re running on – The Daily Orange