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Vermont: 2 Democrats fail to file consent forms, are kept off the ballot, go to court ...

The Burlington Free Press reports: Two Democratic candidates for the state House of Representatives have gone to court to try to have their names added to the Sept. 12 primary election ballot after being left off because of missing paperwork.

Rachel Weston of Burlington received a quick decision from Chittenden Superior Court Judge Ben Joseph, who said her name could be included on the ballot.

Rep. Stephen Green, D-Berlin, had a contrary ruling from Washington County Superior Court Judge Helen Toor and has appealed her denial to the Vermont Supreme Court.

In both cases, the candidates failed to turn in the consent forms that must accompany their signed petitions. On these forms candidates state the race they want to enter and the precise way they want their names printed on the ballot. They also officially give permission for their names to be on a ballot, which Kathy DeWolfe, director of the election division at the Office of the Secretary of State, said is an important protection. -- Burlington Free Press.com | Local/Vermont

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