Libertarian Party Wins Right to Hire Out-of-State Signature Gatherers in Connecticut

judgeThe Libertarian Party won a legal victory Wednesday that allows them to hire out-of-state contractors to collect signatures for candidates petitioning their way onto the ballot.

Currently, only Connecticut residents are permitted to collect signatures. Professional circulators from out-of-state firms, which are often hired by candidates, must be accompanied by a Connecticut resident.

The lawsuit filed in December by Stanley Twardy of Day Pitney on behalf of the Libertarian Party says that the restriction is unconstitutional and increases the cost of collecting signatures.

U.S. District Court Judge Janet Hall granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction Wednesday that stops Secretary of the State’s office from enforcing the law in this year’s elections.

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2 thoughts on “Libertarian Party Wins Right to Hire Out-of-State Signature Gatherers in Connecticut

  1. Andy

    “Mark Axinn
    January 29, 2016 at 20:33

    Good news. Congrats to Josh and entire LPCT.”

    New York ought to be next on the chopping block.

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