After signature review, state elections panel affirms Matos’ place on ballot

No "obvious pattern of fraud," says RI Board of Elections.

This article originally appeared in the Rhode Island Current on August 15, 2023 and was written by Nancy Lavin.  

Below is John Marion’s statement included in the piece following the Rhode Island Board of Elections’ review of candidate Sabina Matos’ nomination forms. 

“It is clear that changes to the process must be made, including additional training, a clearer chain of communications when problem signatures are identified, more extensive regulations, and a revised election calendar that will give the Board of Elections more time to investigate in the future when questions arise about the validity of signatures,” John Marion, executive director for Common Cause Rhode Island, said in an emailed statement.

“We believe that the majority of the Board, that voted to keep this issue before them for future improvements, was correct, and Vice Chair Sholes’ continued dismissiveness of the issue from the beginning is concerning.”

To read the full article, click here.