Matt Morgan, Democratic candidate for the 1st Congressional district, stated that he would ask the Board of State Canvassers to put his name on the August primary as a write-in candidate.
He announced his write-in candidacy after the Bureau of Elections recommended that his petitions be found insufficient because he listed a post office box for his home address. The Department of State requires candidate’s home address, not his campaign address to certify the petitions.
Matt Morgan is the only Democratic candidate in the 1st Congressional district. To be the nominee through a write-in campaign, Mr. Morgan would have to receive votes equaling more than 0.0015 percent of the population of the district.