On March 29, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed A4686. For 2021 only, it cuts the number of signatures for independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, by 50%.
There are no statewide offices up in New York in 2021. The biggest offices up in 2021 are the three citywide New York city offices, including Mayor. Those petitions drop from 7,500 to 3,750 signatures. Thanks to Joe Burns for this news.