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State BOE rules on 19th CD petition challenges

May 03, 2018 12:00 pm

Patricia Doxsey is reporting for the Daily Freeman objections filed last month to the nominating petitions of three candidates in the 19th Congressional District race have been ruled on and are expected to be made official by the state Board of Elections, May 3. The board staff is recommending that petitions filed by Democrat Erin Collier and Green Party candidate Steven Greenfield be ruled valid, but has recommended commissioners reject the petition filed by Chad McEvoy to appear on the Women’s Equality Party line. The objection to Collier’s petition was filed by Barbara Sides, a voting member of the Gardiner Democratic Committee. She claimed Collier's petitions contained “serious multiple errors.” The board staff found that 1,451 of the nearly 2,500 signatures submitted by Collier were valid, 200 more than needed. In the case of Greenfield, 96 signatures out of the 112 submitted were found to be valid, one more than the 95 required to make the ballot. The board determined that McEnvoy fell short of his required six signatures after it was determined one of the signers lived outside of the district. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.