Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
New Haven Democracy Fund declares primary election 'contested'
NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Democracy Fund has declared the primary race for the mayor's office "officially a contested election," according to a release.
"Pursuant to New Haven Democracy Fund Ordinance Section 2-822(3), as Administrator, I declare the Primary Election on September 10, 2013," Kenneth J. Krayeske said in a release.
"On April 10, 2013, candidate Gary Holder-Winfield reported raising $7,709 for the Primary Election. Mr. Holder-Winfield is the second candidate to surpass the $5,500 threshold, as enumerated in the Ordinance."
"With the election being officially declared contested, I respectfully request that the Department of Finance begin processing the $19,000 grant under the Ordinance for participate candidate Justin Elicker and his campaign, Justin Elicker for Mayor. The Elicker for Mayor Campaign has qualified under the Ordinance to receive this payment, as the campaign has submitted and had verified more than 200 matching donations. The Elicker for Mayor Campaign has already received its first check from the Democracy Fund for these matching contributions.
Read full coverage of the mayoral race here.
Read the full letter here:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Connecticut voter registration forms in English and Spanish
Absentee ballots: Spanish and English
Learn more about use of such ballots here.
Here is what is says about reasons for obtaining such a ballot:
"I the undersigned applicant believe that I am, or will be, eligible to vote at the election, primary or referendum indicated above and
that I expect to be unable to appear at the polling place during the hours of voting for the reason below: (check only one)
□ My active service in the Armed Forces of the United States
□ My absence from the town during all of the hours of voting
□ My illness
□ My religious tenets forbid secular activity on the day of the election, primary or referendum
□ My duties as a primary, election or referendum official at a polling place other than my own during all of the hours of voting
□ My physical disability"
Monday, April 8, 2013
Justin Elicker has raised more than $94,000, campaign says
NEW HAVEN, April 9, 2013 – In the two months since launching his campaign, New Haven
Elicker, D-10, raised more than $56,000 in individual contributions and expects to receive an additional $38,000 of matching and grant funds from New Haven’s Democracy Fund, the release said.
"The money raised comes from more than 600 different donors, over 80 percent of whom are New Haven residents," the release said.
“Our success raising significant funds through grass roots contributions from a large number of New Haven residents reflects a desire in New Haven for a new type of government – one that is responsive directly to New Haven residents rather than special interests, contractors and the politically connected,” Elicker said, also in the release.
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.
New Haven mayoral candidate Sundiata Keitazulu signs up for Democracy Fund
candidate for mayor, is the third "to contract with the New Haven Democracy Fund as a
participating candidate for the 2013 Mayoral Election," according to a release.
"Keitazulu and his treasurer, Melanie Phillip Denby, submitted the required Participation Affidavit andthe Candidate Contract to Administrator Ken Krayeske Thursday," the release said.
Keitazulu, who is running for mayor as a Democrat, became the third
Earlier on April 4, 2013, Keitazulu filed papers on April 4 with the City Clerk’s Office officially forming his candidate committee, Citizens for Keitazulu, the statement said.
Krayeske accepted Keitazulu’s contract, the release said.
"Keitazulu’s participation will allow his campaign access to the Democracy Fund’s hybrid system of public campaign financing. Once Keitazulu collects 200 donations by registered New Haven voters between $10 and $370 dollars, the Fund will match the first $25 of each donation 2-to-1. Once he makes the 200 donations, and the election is contested (in that another candidate has spent $5,500.00), Keitazulu will be able to collect a $19,000 grant. He can continue to collect matching funds, up to $125,000.00, throughout the election."
The Candidate Contract, Participation Affidavit and other documents will be posted on the Democracy Fund’s website, the release said.
"Keitazulue will be required to post his filings on the SEEC’s eCris website, as well, to insure the full disclosure that is at the heart of public campaign financing."
Friday, April 5, 2013
New Haven mayoral chat: watch the video
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Holder-Winfield joins New Haven Democracy Fund
NEW HAVEN - Mayoral candidate Gary Holder-Winfield has contracted with the New Haven Democracy Fund as a participating candidate for the 2013 Mayoral Election, according to a statement.
"Pursuant to the Democracy Fund Ordinance, Holder-Winfield and his treasurer Christine Bartlett-Josie submitted the required Participation Affidavit and the Candidate Contract to Administrator Ken Krayeske" on Feb, 21, the statement said,
"Holder-Winfield’s participation allows him access to the Democracy Fund’s hybrid system of public campaign financing. Once Holder-Winfield collects 200 donations by registered New Haven voters between $10 and $370"s, "the Fund will match the first $25 of each donation 2-to-1," the statement said.
"Once he makes the 200 donations, and the election is contested (in that another candidate has spent $5,500.00), Holder-Winfield is able to collect a $19,000 grant. He can continue to collect matching funds, up to $125,000.00, throughout the primary election."
The Candidate Contract, Participation Affidavit and other documents will be posted on the "Democracy Fund’s website. Holder-Winfield will be required to post his filings on the SEEC’s eCris website, as well, to insure the full disclosure that is at the heart of public campaign financing."
Justin Elicker, an alderman from the 10th Ward, who also is running for mayor, has signed the Democracy Fund pledge.
Candidate Henry Fernandez, a former city economic development administrator and Democrat, has said he supports the fund, but will not participate. Democratic candidate Sundiata Keitazulu, a city native and plumber, is expected to participate in the fund.
Possible candidate Kermit Carolina has said that is he runs, he will participate in the Democracy Fund. It was not clear if Salvatore Consiglio Jr., 52, a New Haven firefighter, who will run as an independent, will participate in the fund.
The Democratic Party is expected to endorse its candidate July 23, with a primary set for Sept. 10.
Elicker campaign launches Spanish language website
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.