Is Getting on the Ballot Half the Battle?
The Warren Board of Canvassers is investigating whether signatures were improperly collected on nomination papers returned by Dana Peloso, a Republican challenging incumbent Democrat Jan Malik for the District 67 House seat.
The three-member board is set to schedule an emergency meeting to discuss “discrepancies” in the list of signatures, according to its chairman Vinny Calenda. …
As of yesterday afternoon, neither Calenda nor anyone in the town clerk’s office had contacted Peloso regarding the potential problems. When notified by a reporter, Peloso said, “This is news to me.” …
But [Peloso] said he had contacted all of the people whose signatures had been disqualified and that they had confirmed signing his papers.
Typically, a person’s signature can be disqualified if it is illegible or if the person who signed is not a registered voter in the relevant town or district.
I’m curious which reason accounts for the most disqualifications, and if the former, I’d like to see some samples of illegibility.