Ed McKeon – MiddletownEye
While Middletown awaits the decree of a judge, other Connecticut towns have formulated solutions to adding minor party candidate names to the ballot in a year where several candidates have been ejected from ballots for want of a signature.
Connecticut law requires that all minor party candidates submit a signature with their party’s request for admission to the municipal ballot. That law went into effect in 2010, but was ignored in 2011 elections when minor party candidates were added to the ballots in towns throughout Connecticut without the required signatures.
This year, those candidates have been challenged and minor party candidates have been forced off the ballot in several towns, including Middletown.