Visconti Voters Can Withdraw Absentee Ballots
The Connecticut Secretary of the State has announced that absentee voters who cast ballots that included gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti can withdraw those ballots by 10 am tomorrow, and re-cast new ballots in person at their appropriate voting location.
A release from the state to local registrars, which was received by The Newtown Bee at 4:15 pm Monday, reads, in part: “As you may be aware, the press reported that Mr Joe Visconti has suspended his campaign for Governor over the weekend. To be clear, Mr Visconti has NOT filed a letter of WITHDRAWAL with our office.”
As such, the SOTS is requiring registrars to maintain his name on local ballots, and absentee ballots.
“Polling place ballots and sample ballots should not be altered in any way, and such alteration would be contrary to law,” the release continues.
In addition, only information prescribed by law shall be posted in any polling place. This means no additional information about a candidate’s status may be posted in a privacy booth or at the polls according to the release.
Voters who have cast an absentee ballot that includes a vote for Mr Visconti can appear before the town clerk by 10 am Tuesday, November 4/Election Day to withdraw their ballot and vote in person at the polling place.
All Newtown’s voting precincts will be open November 4 from 6 am to 8 pm.