The Chron editorializes on the matter of disqualified candidates for the Council special election. I basically agree with their conclusion:
[K]nocking qualified hopefuls out of a race over minor technicalities is neither in the interests of the democratic process nor the spirit, if not the letter, of the law.
Having said that, I have to ask: Didn't Jones' notary (and Darryn Call's, for that matter) notice the blanks that needed filling on this form? I've used a notary before (my mother-in-law happens to be one, though I used someone else's services for this), and in each case I was specifically instructed to fill in all the applicable blanks before I affixed my to-be-notarized signature. I realize that anyone can be a notary, but you'd think that this sort of thing would be habitual and instinctive for them. How is it that the same stupid mistake was made by two different notary publics? I'm a little boggled by that.Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 19, 2007 to Election 2007
Maybe it is that the city wants to use the form to help filter out any more potential Sekula-Gibbs types.Posted by: Charles Hixon on March 20, 2007 12:16 AM