Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Clay Chastain Claims City Hall Discourages Write-Ins For Kansas City General Election
The latest word from the most prolific petitioners in KCMO on the topic of his ongoing campaign . . .
Clay Chastain: Is City Hall trying to stop Clay from being a write-in candidate?
Today Clay contacted the City Clerk about filing an affidavit, or a declaration form, officially declaring himself as a write-in candidate in the up-coming general election. The City Clerk informed Clay that she was "making up the ballot to send to the election board and there is no room on it for a write-in candidate line." When Clay protested that cannot be THE CITY CLERK added, " Besides, you cannot run as a write-in candidate in the general election." Clay replied as to where in the City Charter does it state that? "She didn't know," she said, and that she would have to get back to me . . .
Beings I am a degreed electrical engineer (who was on the Dean's Honor Role, made straight A's in English and passed the professional EIT test on my first try) I think I can read the City Charter. No where in the charter does it prohibit a registered voter of the City from running as a write-in candidate for mayor in the general election.
Is Kansas City turning into some kind of socialized, progressive and totalitarian state that makes up the rules as it goes along?
Clay Chastain, and still write-in candidate for mayor in the City's general election.
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