Laurey Still Fighting to get on the Ballot
Art Laurey has sued the board of elections over there decision not to allow him on the ballot.
HORSEHEADS N.Y--(WENY-TV)-- Art Laurey has filed a lawsuit in Chemung County Supreme Court challenging the board of elections ruling that does not allow him on the ballot as a member of his own independent party. Laurey, who lost the primary to Sheriff Chris Moss earlier this week is not on the ballot as an independent because he failed to get enough valid signatures to qualify. Under-Sherrif William Schrom challenged Laurey's signature count back in August. The Board then determined that many of Laurey's signatories were not registered voters, there signatures did not match board records, or were written in Pencil not pen. Laurey does not dispute those signatures being removed but says there were hundreds of others wrongly taken away.
WENY-HD spoke with Laurey Thursday night, he says he does not dispute the signatures that were removed because of being written or pencil, or for not being registered. Laurey does dispute removing people who had there street address changed even if they did not move.
Board of Elections representative Robert Siglin says that he is confident his team did the right thing.