NORRISTOWN Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman encountered a problem in filing all the signatures she gathered to run for Common Pleas Court judge.
It's not that the Republican candidate failed to file enough signatures to get on both sides of the ballot. The problem was that some of the signatures for the Democratic side were incorrectly submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Copies of some of the signatures were printed on single-sided pages when the copies should have preserved the double-sided format of the original petitions, each of which has one side showing Ferman's name and intention to run for judge.
On Tuesday, Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg ruled that Ferman could submit the 11 erroneously filed pages by Friday as long as she filed sworn affidavits with each claiming that people had signed petitions that included her name.
"Many Democrats worked really hard to ensure they have a chance to vote for me," Ferman told The Inquirer. "I wanted to make sure that I made every effort to ensure their voices were heard." - Ben Finley