Petitioning candidates reach deadline, but will they qualify?

The general election is Nov. 4.
The general election is Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Ahead of today’s 4 p.m. deadline to submit voter signatures, petitioning gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti said he’s confident he will meet the signature threshold while Jonathan Pelto said he is encountering unexpected barriers in the process.

Pelto, a liberal blogger and former lawmaker, and Visconti, a conservative former West Hartford town councilman, are trying to petition onto the November gubernatorial ballot to challenge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Both need to collect the signatures of 7,500 voters in order appear on the ballot with Malloy and a Republican candidate. Each town clerk has two weeks to verify the signatures on the petitions submitted by today’s deadline.

By the deadline, Visconti said his campaign will have submitted between 10,300 and 10,500 signatures to local town clerks. He said he was confident that would give him an adequate buffer to ensure he appears on the ballot if some percentage of the signatures are rejected.

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One response to “Petitioning candidates reach deadline, but will they qualify?”

  1. EveT

    If Pelto can’t negotiate the (admittedly byzantine) petitioning process, what does that say about his skills to govern the State of CT?

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