The Reform Party is ballot-qualified in New York, and has decided to let independent voters participate in its Mayoral primary being held on September 12, 2017. This will be the first time any party in New York has let independent voters vote in an actual primary for an election of this size. Some years ago the Independence Party also decided to let New York independent voters vote in its statewide primaries, but during those years there was no actual Independence Party statewide primary. But there were Independence Party primaries for county office outside New York city.
The Reform Party mayoral primary ballot will only have one candidate listed, Sal F. Albanese. But there will be write-in space on the ballot, because an opportunity to ballot petition was successfully completed. That means all write-ins will be tallied, whether the candidate written in is seeking the nomination or not.
Albanese is also seeking the Democratic Mayoral nomination, and is a Democrat. If he wins the Reform Party nomination but not the Democratic nomination, he will accept the Reform Party nomination and will run in November.