Former Republican state Sen. Nancy Argenziano announced this week she plans to run for Congress as a Democrat in 2012, writes Janet Zink.
But under the state’s new elections law, she can’t.
A provision prohibits candidates from running as a member of a political party if they were registered for any other party 365 days before the qualifying period for a general election.
Qualifying for 2012 congressional elections starts June 4, 2012. Argenziano changed her voter registration May 31, meeting the one-year window.
But she registered as a member of the Independent Party.
That precludes her from running as a Democrat, said Ron Labasky, attorney for the Supervisors of Elections Association.
Continue reading Zink’s story here.