Bernie Sanders left off DC ballot

The registration for the DC ballot was filed one day after the deadline for the DC ballot

Bernie Sanders left off DC ballot

World Bulletin / News Desk

A registration error by the District of Columbia Democratic Party, means that Sen. Bernie Sanders won't appear on the Washington D.C. ballot.

The Vermont senator's name won't appear on the ballot because the party submitted the requisite paperwork one day too late, according to NBC's Washington affiliate, News4.

Both the Sanders' campaign and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's campaign paid the $2,500 fee to appear on the June 14 Democratic primary ballot on time but the district's Democratic Party failed to inform the Washington D.C. Board of Elections until March 17, just one day after the deadline.

All is not lost, Anita Bonds, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party in D.C., told News4 that the problem could be resolved via an emergency vote of the D.C. City Council.

In a statement, the Sanders campaign said it expected to get on the ballot.

"We did what the D.C. law requires in order to get Bernie on the ballot and we are confident he will be on the ballot," communications director Michael Briggs said

Last Mod: 31 Mart 2016, 09:58
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