ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A gubernatorial contender in Maryland’s Democratic primary is hoping to force state authorities to reprint election ballots.
Valerie Ervin recently stepped forward to run in the place of her running mate, Kevin Kamenetz, who died earlier this month.READ MORE: A Baltimore County Woman Pushed To Find Her Childhood Friend’s Killer For 40 Years; How New DNA Evidence Finally Cracked The Case
Maryland’s top elections official has said in a court affidavit that it’s too late to change ballots because millions were already being printed when Kamenetz died.
On Wednesday, Ervin confirmed she filed a lawsuit in a circuit court arguing that ballots that don’t feature her ticket’s name “will cause confusion.”READ MORE: Student Hospitalized, Another In Custody After Franklin High School Fight
Ervin told The Associated Press she’s “very optimistic” something will be done. She said: “They need to fix it.”
Election officials have said they’ll post notices to let voters Ervin is running in Kamenetz’s place in the June 26 primary.Baltimore Man, 62, Charged In Murder Of Evelyn Player
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