Ervin's fight for ballot recognition goes to court

Jun 4, 2018

A democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland goes to court Monday seeking legal remedy to get her name on the Junes 26 primary ballot.  Valerie Ervin has urged the state elections board to reprint the ballot to show she’s running for governor--not as a running mate of a candidate who died suddenly. 

Ervin’s attorney, said voters won't be fully informed the way the ballot is now. The Maryland Democratic Party announced it supports the change. The Ervin campaign is suing the board to get her on the ballot as a gubernatorial candidate and add her running mate, Marisol Johnson. Elections officials say the ballot can't be changed, because there isn't time. They plan to post notices about Kevin Kamenetz's death and that Ervin is running in his place in the June 26 primary.