SCJ: ROBERT GOLDSTEIN v. SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH

KeywordsElections, Ballot, Validity of nomination papers. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Constitutional Law, Elections.

Click here for the full text of the SJC’s decision.  This decision provides significant relief for Sept 1 primary ballot access.  The decision orders three changes relating to candidates seeking to appear on the September 1 state primary ballot only (no applicability to the general election or primary elections in any other year). The changes relate to a reduction in signature requirements by 50%, extension of deadline to May 5th, and provisions for electronic signatures.

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