May 6, 2012

Change law to put candidates back on ballot

THE STATE Supreme Court had no choice but to kick nearly 200 major-party candidates off the ballot after they failed to turn in economic-disclosure reports by the election filing deadline. Candidates’ names can’t appear on the ballot if they don’t file the proper paperwork by the March 30 deadline, and for two decades, the legally required paperwork has included a report that details potential conflicts of interest.

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