Chicago mayoral candidates prepare to turn in signatures

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - Chicago mayoral candidates will be stopping by the Board of Elections on Monday to drop off their petitions.

Candidates have to turn in 12,500 valid signatures. Campaign workers for candidate Amara Enyia threw a petition return party on Sunday night.

"We've been really creative about the ways that we can get signatures from all across the city," Enyia said. "Having a petition party where people can come from all over, bring in the forms they've been circulating since we started back in August, is a good way of appreciating them."

The campaigns we reached out to on Sunday all said they would easily exceed that number. Paul Vallas's sent a photo, showing what they are say are more than 50,000 signatures that will be turned in Monday. Toni Preckwinkle's campaign says they've got 60,000. 

A spokesperson  for Bill Daley says he got far more than needed and will turn them in Tuesday. The Garry McCarthy campaign says it'll have more than 50,000 and also won't be filng Monday. And an aide to new Susan Mendoza campaign says they're working hard to get the signatures and are confident they'll make it.