The mayoral campaign of Marilyn Moore is experiencing a confused state of affairs, according to CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart who writes that Moore had expected her name to appear on absentee ballots for the November 5 general election.
Moore was very surprised when a Hearst Connecticut reporter told her that was not the case. She said she had received opposite information from the Secretary of the State’s office.
But Gabe Rosenberg, a spokesman for that office, told Hearst Connecticut, “Write in candidates names don’t appear on the ballot.”
“There’s a square and you fill in the ‘write-in’ bubble. After that you just have to write the (write-in candidate’s) name on the ballot,” Rosenberg said.
… Former Town Clerk Alma Maya, a Moore supporter, said she had not heard talk about the candidate’s name being printed on the November absentee ballots and did not understand where that idea would have come from.
“Having been town clerk, I have never heard of a write-in candidate’s name being on a ballot,” Maya said. “It’s a ‘write-in.’ You write it in. It wouldn’t make sense.”
Moore is waging a write-in candidacy after her campaign failed to secure the 207 verified signatures necessary to appear on the Connecticut Working Families Party line in November. The general election was a back-up plan for Moore following her close primary loss to Mayor Joe Ganim, an outcome that is being challenged in state court over absentee ballots.
Lockhart reported on the night of the September 10 primary, following disclosure from state elections officials, that Moore’s campaign bungled the November ballot spot.
Moore is not a plaintiff in the court case brought by campaign supporters in lieu of a November ballot position.